Jazz Night with “Unit Asia” Featuring Tung Duong

Posted on Thursday 27 Jun - 2013

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Hanoi: Fri 12 Jul 2013, 7.30 pm
Youth Theatre
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HCMC: Sun 14 Jul 2013, 7.30 pm
Ben Thanh Theatre

From Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam:

In celebration of 40th Year of ASEAN – Japan Friendship and Cooperation as well as the Japan – Vietnam Friendship Year 2013, the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, in cooperation with Consulate-General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City, proudly presents a jazz concert by “unit asia” featuring best of the best vocals in Vietnam, Tung Duong, on Friday 12 July in Hanoi & on Sunday 14 July in Ho Chi Minh City.

Unit Asia:

“Unit asia” is a hybrid jazz band which consists of five outstanding musicians from Asia; Japan, Thailand and Malaysia. The band was formed in October 2008 to aim for “creating a new type of jazz music” and has been actively touring around the globe. Their first-time tour in Vietnam in February 2012 received enthusiastic applause and thanks to Tung Duong, it became one of the legendary concerts in the history of jazz scene in Vietnam.

The music style of “unit asia” is based around jazz, but they have managed to incorporate diverse musical elements such as rock, pops, blues and so forth into their music, enabling them to create their own original sound that exceeded the framework of nation, culture and musical genre.

Isao “SANKICHI” Miyoshi (guitar/Japan)
Koh Mr. Saxman (saxophone/Thailand)
Tay Cher Siang (piano/Malaysia)
Shigeki Ippon (bass/Japan)
Tomo’o Tsuruya (drums/Japan)

unit asia, Isao “SANKICHI” Miyoshi (left) and Koh Mr. Saxman (right)

unit asia, Isao “SANKICHI” Miyoshi (left) and Koh Mr. Saxman (right)

Tung Duong

Needless to say, Tung Duong, Singer of the Year 2011 and Dedication Award for Song of the Year 2012 (“Chiec Khan Pieu”), is a perfect choice for “unit asia”. His emotional and strong voice will skillfully interplay with sounds of “unit asia” and will enrich its musical diversity as a whole.

Tung Duong

Tung Duong

This year’s concert by “unit asia” with Tung Duong will be surely another legend for all music lovers in Vietnam. Their tour in Vietnam kicks off in Hanoi at Youth Theatre from 7:30pm on Friday 12 July, followed by the concert in Ho Chi Minh City at Ben Thanh Theatre from 7:30pm on Sunday 14 July. Both concerts are free admission but you are required to get free advanced tickets which will be distributed from 2pm on Friday 28 June at the Japan Foundation (27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi/TEL 04-3944-7419) in Hanoi and at Ben Thanh Theatre (6 Mac Dinh Chi, District 1, HCMC) in Ho Chi Minh City.

Please refrain from taking children under 6 years old to the concert.

Free ticket distribution:

Hanoi: From 2pm on Friday 28 June onward
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
[Opening hours] 09:00 – 18:00 (no closed days)

HCMC: From 2pm on Friday 28 June onward
Ben Thanh Theatre
6 Mac Dinh Chi, District 1, HCMC
[Opening hours] 09:00 – 18:00 (no closed days)

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Youth Theatre
11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
Ben Thanh Theatre
6 Mac Dinh Chi, District 1, HCMC

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