Vietnam’s Dan Bau performance impresses visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai

VOV.VN - Meritorious artist Le Giang on October 13 performed the Dan bau (Monochord), one of Vietnam’s major traditional musical instruments, along with artists from a Middle East orchestra during Jalsat Nights at Expo 2020 Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In an open air space, Giang in her fabulous long dress played a melody together with Saudi Arabian singer Aseel Abu Baker and other artists, impressing audiences in the UAE.

This was the first time a Vietnamese Dan Bau artist has been invited to perform at the Jalsat Night series that are taking place from October 2021 to March 2022 within the framework of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Le Giang is currently a teacher at the Vietnam National Academy of Music and has spent over 30 years on playing the monochord. She participated in the World Expo 2012 Yeosu in the Republic of Korea, the World Expo Milan 2015, and the Astana Kazakhstan World Expo 2017.

A Vietnam pavilion opened for visitors on October 1 as part of Expo 2020 Dubai, showcasing local culture and progress made by the country in the field of science and technology towards sustainability and friendliness to the environment to international friends.

Expo 2020 Dubai was originally scheduled to open on October 20, 2020, and end on April 10. However, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the expo was postponed to October and will end in March, 2022.

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