Kim Khue living in Poland is a participant of the program. 

In order to preserve the Vietnamese culture, language, music, and spread Vietnamese folk songs, as well as promote community cultural life, the first Gala Night “I love my mother tongue” in 2024 will be held at 8:00 p.m. on January 30 at the Hanoi Opera House.

The program, co-held by the Association for Liaison with Overseas Vietnamese and the Vietnam Association for Rights Protection of Music Performing Artists (APPA), is expected to bring interesting and special performances to the audience.

Kim Khue living in Poland noted that she was happy for being invited to the program. “By joining the event, I would like to tell OVs around the world that even though living far away from the homeland, I still want to contribute to preserving Vietnamese culture,” she added.

Fifty-seven-year-old Long Giang Duc working and living in Germany held that this time, he would sing the song named “Back to the childhood’s river” of song writer Hoang Hiep in order to convey his love for the nation. “For me, this is a meaningful program, connecting OVs and promoting patriotism and pride of the Vietnamese language in the world,” added Duc.

Participants of the Gala Night “I love my mother tongue”

For many Vietnamese expatriates, this is an honor for them to express their love for and pride of the homeland. This is a remarkable effort of People’s Artist Thanh Hoa and the program’s organizing panel.

APPA’s Vice Chairman cum director of the gala night Ton That Son emphasized that the event in 2024 will attract the participation of famous singers who have won singing awards, and other artists inside the country and from the Vietnamese community around the world.

The program not only creates useful playground and introduces the Vietnamese language, but also contributes to preserving the language among OVs.

Translated by Minh Anh