Hanoi releases songs encouraging COVID-19 fight

The Hanoi Cultural Centre under the municipal Department of Culture and Sports has released eight songs to encourage people’s spirit and solidarity amid the ongoing COVID-19 and express gratitude to frontline workers.

The songs were composed during a campaign for COVID-19 fight in response to a campaign to promote artistic works on the pandemic fight and the national action month for children in 2021.

Upon the launch of the campaign, as many as 65 songs and 165 poems by 111 authors were submitted. Of them, 40 songs and 70 poems have been selected by the jurors. 

To encourage the fight against COVID-19, the eight works will be broadcast on the local systems of loudspeakers across the capital city along with channels of the Hanoi Radio and Television Broadcasting.

Meanwhile, the fourth episode of the online monthly music programme "Sing for life, Sing for love” will be broadcast on digital platforms with the performance of well known artists like Thu Minh, Hoang Bach and Duong Cam on September 9. 

Donations to the programme will be used to purchase essentials for disadvantaged labourers affected by COVID-19, medics and frontline workers.

Launched by the Vietnam Youth Federation Central Committee, the Vietnam Volunteer Centre and relevant agencies, with the participation of leading artists, the online monthly music programme aims to help ease difficulties of pandemic-hit people and raise funds for the welfare packages for the vulnerable.

After three episodes, it has raised over VND1.6 billion (US$70,265) in cash and kinds, along with 20,000 N95 face masks.

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