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Pink Martini’s Vietnam debut will be for the poor children
By Thanh Nien News -

"Little orchestra" Pink Martini. Photo credit: Poussières De Vie "Little orchestra" Pink Martini. Photo credit: Poussières De Vie

American band Pink Martini will perform in Ho Chi Minh City this Friday night to raise money for disadvantaged children in Vietnam.
The 12-piece internationally renowned band will perform in Vietnam for the first time during an annual event by Poussières De Vie, a volunteers-based organization which has been helping Vietnam’s most disadvantaged people through a variety of projects, mostly in Ho Chi Minh City and the Central Highlands’ Kon Tum Province.
A release from the organization, whose name means “Dust of Life” in French to mean street children, said the live concert will take place at Ben Thanh Theater, 6 Mac Dinh Chi Street, District 1 on Friday at 7 p.m.
Tickets sell at VND500,000 to 3,000,000 (US$23-138) apiece and are available at Poussières de Vie at 5 Truong Quyen Street, District 3, co-organizer Worldlines Productions at 104A Tran Quoc Toan, District 3, and Exotissimo Travel at Sofitel Saigon Plaza Travel Desk, 17 Le Duan, District 1, and 41 Thao Dien, District 2.
The band will also join a gala dinner at GEM Center, 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, District 1, on Thursday night at 7 p.m.
A table for ten people costs VND35 million ($1,600) while one person has to pay VND4 million ($184) if they want to have food and wine with the band and attend an auction of their valued items.