Concert to be held in two-million-year-old cave in Vietnam

This Saturday, more than 20 artists will convene in Ha Long Bay’s ancient Dau Go cave for a 30-minute acoustic concert that is part of the Asian-European New Music festival, running 8-12 October. This is the first time Vietnam will host the festival, which is organised by the Ministry of Culture and the music associations of Russia and the Republic of Tatarstan. Accommodating an audience of about 200 guests, the artists will perform with traditional acoustic instruments, such as zithers, monochords, two-string violins and flutes. “We won’t need any surround sound speakers; this will be a totally natural event. Even the concert’s light will be supplied by candles,” said composer Do Hong Quan.

Photo: Ngoc Thang