One of the most looked-forward to musical events of the year, this year’s Cama Festival is heralding the coming summer with hot performances.
A snapshot from last year's event
In addition to leading local talent, the day-long festival is bringing in a long list of artists from Australia, the UK, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and China on the main stage, as well as in the all-day DJ tent.
2011 festival performers include Chinese rock sensation P.K.14, Tokyo rising stars Okamoto’s, Thai-British rockers The Standards, Australian indie-pop favourites Ball Park Music, Malaysian-Vietnamese four-piece 6789, plus local rock and electronic stars including Rosewood, Recycle, Gibbon Suburbia, Phuong Dang, Tri Minh and Vu Nhat Tan.
This year the team behind the past four Hanoi international music festivals has teamed up with conservation group Flora & Fauna International (FFI), with all profits from the full-day event going to support FFI’s efforts to help save some of Vietnam’s rarest primate species.
FFI’s wildlife conservation efforts span the globe, with over 100 projects in nearly 40 countries, mostly in the developing world. FFI proudly stands up for biodiversity and aims to show just how relevant it is to all those who share the planet
In Vietnam FFI have been working for over 10 years to conserve two of the rarest animals in the world, the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey and the cao vit gibbon. There are only about 100 cao vit gibbons left in Asia, and the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey, found only in northern Vietnam, has been reduced to around 200 individuals scattered across a number of sites.
As Vietnam continues to develop rapidly, there is a growing need to work with the community to protect these incredible monkeys and apes for the benefit of generations to come, and FFI are striving to stop the extinction of these spectacular species by setting up protected areas, training local people as community support rangers and bringing community leaders together to advise on management of the forest.
Hanoi’s first independent music promoters, CAMA Vietnam have brought over 50 international acts from more than 10 countries to Vietnam since 2005, including leading rock, hip hop and electronic performers from around the region and the globe. Dedicated to the promotion of independent local, regional and international musical talent in Vietnam, CAMA host regular shows throughout the year, as well as the annual CAMA Festival. 2011 marks the group’s 5th annual all-day music festival in the capital.
With the charitable support of Jim Beam and the Marigold Hotel, the CAMA Festival 5 will kick off from 1pm on Saturday, May 28 at 19-21 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi.