The HCMC Buddhist Church of Vietnam will hold a concert to celebrate Vu Lan (Ghost Festival or Ullambana), one of the main Buddhist celebrations in Ho Chi Minh city at the end of this month.
Called Doi ca thien thu tieng Me cuoi (or Trading the eternity for a Mother’s smile), the event is to bring more Buddhism-related cultural and art activities to the public, a spokesperson of the Church said.
Stressing on the practice of filial piety, Vu Lan or Ullambana is also an occasion when Buddhists donate offerings to the deceased and wandering souls.
Songs with love, hope, sharing and forgiving messages will be performed by top Vietnam’s singers from My Linh, Cam Van, Ha Anh Tuan to Phuong Thanh.
Son Vo, director of the concert said this would be the first time a 3D technique is used in a Buddhist music concert, as LED screen displays will also be installed above the audience to create the best stage effects.
Planning to hold the concert every year on Vu Lan, the Church said it hopes this can develop into a frequent social activity to evoke filial affection through music.
The event will take place at 8pm on July 31 at Lan Anh Stage, 291 Cach Mang Thang 8, District 1 with tickets costing from VND 50,000 – 400,000 each.