Wednesday, June 26, 2013

June 26: Tour

Our hosts, Tran Nhan Tong academy, organized a very special viewing of the very new show A O.  A O show is a new kind of art performance commonly acknowledged globally as "new circus".  It was a wonderful acrobatic show revealing some traditions of Vietnam through music and movement as well as connecting the audience to the modern Vietnam.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the performance.  

We had another wonderful lunch and then had a rehearsal in the HCM Opera House.  Mr. TK, Mr. Hires, Emma Kromm and Branden Miles were interviewed by Ho Chi Minh TV  ( about the special concert and what our experiences have been in Vietnam so far as well as why we wanted to come here to perform.  

The evening's concert was well attended and very well received, especially when we sang a Vietnamese Folk Song.  They also requested we sing Up to the Mountain since many knew we sang it at the Interfaith Service in April.  It was a wonderful evening of crossing boundaries and connecting with new friends.  Sadly we leave Ho Chi Minh in the morning for Hanoi, but we are excited to continue our Southeast Asia adventure!

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