The musicians believe the purpose of music is to create and share joy.
The Sahaja Yoga Vietnam Company, which is organizing the concerts, said the band, made up of about twenty male and female singers and instrumentalists who come from diverse cultural backgrounds, will perform a wide repertoire stemming from bhajans – traditionally Hindu devotional songs.
To these ancient songs, Music of Joy adds Indian traditional village songs, music from Pakistan, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, England, Israel, Russia and Africa, as well as a number of home-grown compositions by members of the group.
The compositions are accompanied by amix of Eastern and Western instruments, such as harmonium, guitar, bass, flute, saxophone, clarinet, tabla, dholak, djembe, chimtar, tambourine and didgeridoo.
The the group’s core members have been performing together for more than fifteen years.
Music of Joy, who were featured in the NSW Art Gallery exhibition, Dancing to the Flute, has toured extensively within Australia and abroad, performing at numerous festivals and special events.
Their overseas performances include meditation seminars, with audiences ranging from 500 to 8,000 people, in New Zealand, India, Italy, the United States and most recently in Vietnam, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos & Malaysia, performing as a part of their Realise Asia Tour this year.
The concert in HCMC will take place at 6:30 p.m. on June 30 at Army Theater, 140 Cong Hoa Street, Tan Binh District. Free tickets can be collected on Room No. 118, 243-243B Hoang Van Thu Street, Tan Binh District, HCMC.
In Hanoi, the concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Melia Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street Free tickets can be collected at 25/19 Lieu Giai Street, Ngoi Sao (Star) Hanoi Primary School, Block T1, Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh Area.