Bob Dylan’s first ever concert in Vietnam

Music legend Bob Dylan will give a unique performance at the RMIT University in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City on April 10.

The famous singer is on an Asian tour and this is his first ever concert in Vietnam, also marking a celebration of his 100th performance in 22 years.

The first part of the show will include musician Trinh Cong Son songs performed by Vietnamese singers such as Cam Van, My Linh, Hong Nhung, Thanh Lam, Quang Dung, Duc Tuan and saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan. It aims to commemorate the 10th death anniversary of Vietnam’s most famous and beloved songwriter.

The folk legend Bob Dylan and his band will take to the stage, presenting Vietnamese fans with his wonderful songs and album renditions in the second part of the show.

Bob Dylan’s real name is Robert Allen Zimmerman and he was born in 1941. He is a renowned American singer-songwriter, poet and painter with more than 50-recorded albums in a career spanning six decades.

Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres, exploring numerous distinct traditions in American song—from folk, blues and country to gospel, rock and roll, rockabilly, to English, Scottish and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and swing.

Dylan can perform equally well with guitar, keyboard and harmonica.

Since 1994, Dylan has published three books of drawings and paintings and exhibited his works in major art galleries. As a songwriter and musician, he has received numerous awards over the years including Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Awards.

Time Magazine listed him amongst the 100 most influential people of the 20th century in 1999.

Compiled by Kim Khanh

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