04 Apr, 8 pm – Matthieu Ha and les Avrilistes

Vietnam National Drama Theatre
Nha Hat Kich

1 Trang Tien, Hanoi (behind the Hanoi Opera House)

Fri, 4 Apr, 8 pm
only 150 seats available!


Matthieu Ha & les Avrilistes

A unique evening with an alternative music band from Belgium.

Well-known for changing their name every month, Les Istes are a quartet led by Matthieu Ha. Of Vietnamese origin, this Eurasian imposes his original style with his “contro alto” voice. Singing with no lyrics, his music becomes narrative, expressive, strange and international. Matthieu Ha sings and plays accordion. Two drummers, one saxophonist and one gembri (Moroccan guitar) player accompany him.

“His fascinating contro alto voice goes beyond the words and puts you into a moving and powerful musical fantasy…”

The group was born in the effervescence of a hitchhiking journey made by Matthieu Ha with his caravan named Holidays. He asked motorists to take his caravan in tow, in return he offered his songs. Departing from Brussels, he arrived in southern Spain singing his songs in his caravan. Since then, the word Holidays has become their love message, their password everywhere they go. Permanent vacationists/travelers, Les Istes spread their holidays/journeys throughout the entire year and name themselves Les JanvierIstes in January, Les fevrierIstes in February, … like people who take their holidays during the named month are called in French.

“… and in China, they received a thirteenth name: Di Dje Mao Pu Tsao, meaning the ones who slowly walk trough the seasons.”

The group has played successfully for 7 years, maintaining their originality and their integrity, as they spin their web on the international alternative scene. Their itinerary speaks for itself: Bruxelles, Liege, Tournai, Mons, Lille, Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Groningen, Berlin, Poznan, Vilnus, St Petersbourg, Moscou, Pekin, Chengdu, Canton, Dju Hai, Shangai, Nankin, Shensein, Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka and Bangkok.

Matthieu Ha came for a first visit in Vietnam last year and played successfully in a small club in Hanoi. Young Vietnamese were so enthusiastic that he decided to come back and to offer us a unique moment of dream and fantasy.


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Don’t miss it, only 150 seats available!

Friday 4 April 2008 at 8 pm

Vietnam National Drama Theatre
1 Trang Tien, Hanoi (just behind the Opera House)

Price : 80,000 VND

Tickets available from 26 March
0983067996 / 0913489858 / 5651806
Free delivery in Hanoi

presented by Platform Productions

Vietnam National Drama Theatre
Nha Hat Kich
1 Trang Tien, Hanoi


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