This town usually gives music heads plenty of reason to complain. Despite the efforts of some of the promoters in Hanoi, various elements have conspired against them to make for a pretty drab scene. There are exceptions, of course, and even cause to believe that things are getting better. Now we have one more.
The people behind Work Room Four open their new creative workspace this week in Hanoi, and invite you to enjoy a free drink and consider the possibilities in their brand new location this Wednesday, Jun. 12.
The Goethe-Institut in Hanoi showcases the best of southeast Asian youth talent on Jun. 16 with the first ever performance in Vietnam of the South East Asian Youth Chamber Orchestra (SEAYCO).
Thanks to a lack of funding and resources, cancer patients in Vietnam can often get a raw deal. Hoa Le meets four people who are trying to ease the pain. Photos by Tim McMahon
Fabiola Buchele meets professional and experienced needle healer, Duong Minh Tam to find out more about the ancient art of acupuncture. Portrait by Francis Roux