Berlin trash-punk tour de force
They’ve been called “the best band in the world”, “a wild rock’n’roll-trash-punk-troupe de force”, and “a bizarre fantasy”. And now this rolling, roiling, ever-changing collective of noise makers and rabble-rousers are set to bring their one-of-a-kind show to Hanoi for the first time on November 29.
With six albums and their own feature film under their belt, Bonaparte have built a reputation as one of Berlin’s most dynamic live acts, gaining rave reviews worldwide for their energetic live shows.
Lead by Swiss songwriter Tobias Jundt, the band are a true rock’n’roll circus – a rotating collective of 20 musicians, designers, dancers from around the globe, who bring a theatrical, trashy punk energy to the stage.
Having toured the world from Russia and Australia, the band’s first Asian excursion will take in 15 ground-breaking dates across China, Thailand and Vietnam.
Bonaparte will be joining CAMA for their first Vietnam live show at TaDiOto in the capital’s new Zone 9 art precinct on Friday November 29.
Capacity at the show is limited, with advance tickets now available from CAMA ATK (73 Mai Hac De) or via ticketbox.vn.
Bonaparte (Berlin) & support
@ TaDiOto Main Room, Zone 9
9 Tran Thanh Tong
Fri, 29 Nov
19:00 > late
VNĐ 180,000 (advance)
The British Council and CAMA Vietnam are proud to present UK Now, two evenings of live music to entertain Vietnamese audiences. The event marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the UK and will take place at the Van Ho Exhibition Centre, Hanoi on November 9 and at Q4 in Ho Chi Minh City on November 10.
UK Now will bring together the best of the UK’s contemporary music scene to perform live in Hanoi and Saigon alongside Vietnam’s next generation of top musicians. The performances of Anushka, Bwani Junction, SlimV, LDN Underground and White Noiz will be a showcase of the future talent that both countries have to offer.
Enjoy an evening of outdoor entertainment with live music from Seattle’s Shabazz Palaces, new Hanoi group Tone Ripples as well as DJ Vaughan and a reggae take over from the Skank the Tank Sound System. With delicious Vietnamese food courtesy of Highway4, refreshing ice-cream from Son Tinh and great drinks from CAMA ATK, Hanoi’s in for another summer night of live music outdoors.
The Japan Foundation and CAMA Vietnam are proud to present internationally famous Japanese jazz group SOIL&“PIMP” SESSIONS who will entertain Hanoi on March 2. The event marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Japan and Vietnam (Japan – Vietnam Friendship Year 2013) and will take place at the Van Ho Exhibition Centre, Hanoi.
Tickets for this event are FREE and available from Monday 4 February (4/2/13) @ The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, 27 Quang Trung and CAMA ATK, 73A Mai Hac De
SOIL&“PIMP” SESSIONS combine world class musicianship with the coolest of sounds and attitude into a heady mix of jazz, fun and entertainment. Their brand of jazz is unconventional and designed to break down barriers, whether they be conventions of genre, cultural barriers or stolid audience-performer relationships.
Starting out in Tokyo clubs in 2001, the band quickly became notorious and attracted worldwide attention for their new brand of aggressive, energetic and danceable music which they called “death jazz”. Before long, the band wasbeing championed by musical tastemakers like Giles Peterson who released six of the group’s seven albums on his Brownswood recordings label. Since 2005, the band have played the biggest festivals in Europe, such as Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, Glastonbury in the UK, Fuji Rock in Japan and the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. They also appeared on Later…with Jools Holland, the UK’s longest running and most respected live music TV program.
The band’s live show is famous the world over for being an interactive experience, something that sets them apart from other jazz groups. As the band themselves say, “We always felt that in the world of jazz, there was an unwritten rule that the musicians were to concentrate on their techniques and the audience were simply there to admire, like a transmitter/ receiver relationship. We wanted to break away from that and create exciting jazz with far more interaction between the players and the audience”. The band pulls this off with both their infectious rhythms and their energetic frontman Shacho, who acts as “the agitator”, playing a key role by in connecting the audience to the band.
Joining SOIL&“PIPM” SESSIONS in Hanoi will be local jazz-funk group, Nga tu Mat dien. The quintet has been playing shows in Hanoi’s capital for more than 15 years and has a tight enough sound to prove it. At the Van Ho Exhibition Center, the group will be reinventing jazz standards through a funk and Latin lense.
Keeping the party going between bands will be GiGiMix, one of Hanoi’s most entertaining DJs. With a love of swing, jazz and funk, the French-native never fails to keep crowds in the party mood with up-beat, feel-good sets that cross genres and cultures.
The concert will take place at the Van Ho Exhibition Center, 2 Hoa Lu, Hai Ba Trung on Saturday March 2nd. Tickets are free and can be obtained from CAMA ATK (73A Mai Hac De, Hai Ba Trung and) The Japan Foundation (27 QuangTrung, HoanKiem) from February 4.
Tokyo Jazz Club
Saturday 2 March
Van Ho Exhibition Center – 2 Hoa Lu
Event Time 6pm – 11pm
Soil & “Pimp” Sessions from 8pm
Free tickets available from Feb 4 at:
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 QuangTrung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Mon – Fri 09:30 – 18:00
Sat 09:30 – 11:30 / 12:30 – 18:00
Closed on Sundays and Tet holidays from Sat 9 – Sun 17
Open on Sun 24 (09:30 – 18:00)
73A Mai Hac De, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
Wed – Sat 18:00 – midnight
Closed on Sun – Tue and Tet holidays from Sat 9 – Wed 13
CAMA rekindled their collaborations with China’s FakeMusicMedia to kiss the summer goodbye with a ballroom blitz garden party at the American Club, Saturday 25 August.
Italian disco was the sound of summer in Hanoi when CAMA lured Italy’s favourite producer, Rodion, to Vietnam’s capital. Described by Mixmag as “the new genius of Italian Dance music” the disco cowboy showed Hanoi what the genre was all about. Fantastic support sets from One Black Eye, Tri Minh and VN Tribes made the event one of CAMA’s biggest of the year – were you there?