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City to host int’l street music fest

Dozens of international and local singers and musicians will perform later this week at the annual Bourbon Street Jazz Festival featuring music, dance and food in HCM City.

City to host int'l street music fest
City to host int’l street music fest

The featured performer will be Nina Van Horn, a blues/rock singer from Texas, and her international blues band.

The performance, featuring a mixture of European jazz and blues, will last for two and a half hours.

Horn was born in France and later moved to the US. She started as a dancer and has been on stage since she was 14.

She has performed with the Lyric Company of France, and was a coloratura soprano for some years before deciding to become a country and blues singer.

She was selected twice to represent France at the Festiblues of Montreal.

Her latest album Seven Daily Sins in 2013 as the best blues CD in France and Germany.

Horn and her band have toured worldwide, including India, Argentina, Malaysia, Europe, and Thailand.

The festival will feature the city-based expatriate band Brooklyn Funky Blues Band, which will play a mix of blues, funk and soul.

The resident Claudio and Bad Neighbour band of eight musicians from Viet Nam, Nigeria, Netherlands and Canada will perform a blend of jazz, reggae, Latin and rock music.

Marvin Kociszewsky, a 12-year-old pianist from the British International School, will also perform.

The event will also include a performance from HCM City-based Urban Dance Group, a group of 20 young Vietnamese trained by international dance instructors and choreographers in all dance styles.

They have performed at dozens of television shows and public events, and have staged three dance shows, including Song – Life Is a Game in 2014, Jazz! in 2013, and Spot Light in 2011.

Stuttgart-based DJ Damian’s performance will close the festival.

Apart from music and dance, New Orleans-style Cajun food will be featured.

The annual Bourbon Street Festival has been organised by Kids First Enterprise since 2013, aiming to bring the sounds and tastes of Bourbon Street in New Orleans to HCM City.

Profits from the event will be given to the central province of Quang Tri’s Dong Ha Town, to help children and support jobs for people with disabilities.

The event will take place from 5.30pm on May 30 at Cargo Bar, at 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street in District 4. Tickets are VND500,000, and are available on