US navy officers received thunderous applause from the local audience when they performed traditional Vietnamese folk music in the central city of Danang on April 26.
Singer Gabriel Brown and navy officers warmed up the open-air stage with many popular songs and dances of pop king Michael Jackson.
Brown also performed famous Vietnamese folksongs “Trống cơm” (a kind of drum used by folklore troupes) and “Bèo dạt mây trôi” (Flowing duckweed, wandering cloud) amid rapturous applause from the local audience.
The US officers aboard the command ship USS Blue Ridge, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee and the rescue ship USNS Safeguard are on a friendship visit to Vietnam.
While in the Southeast Asian country, US navy officers also collected rubbish along Tien Sa Port to encourage local people to protect the environment.
The visit focused on the intensity and diversity of training programs between Vietnam and US navy forces through holding conferences on search and rescue activities, and sharing experiences in medical training.
Last year, a naval group of the US Seventh Fleet with USS Chung-Hoon and USS Preble destroyers and rescue ship USNS Safeguard carrying 700 officers and sailors arrived at Tien Sa Port under a training exchange program between the two navies.