7 June events you don’t want to miss in Saigon

June is here and so is the rainy season. Fret not, check out these indoorsy events over the next two weeks. Have a great time!










Musicians from all around the world will be gathering here at Piu Piu on 2 of June . Expect a none-bullshit, boundary-pushing live music experience!

Piu Piu will be welcoming two international artists
– Nori Nori (drum&bass) from Japan and Buba (cambia&bass) from Russia.
We are also featuring some of the most well known Vietnamese underground artists such as Datmaniac (also nicknamed the fastest Vietnamese rapper),
Ivy Phi – a well known trap & bass experimental DJ, Boogie (founder of Difference Team) and Oso.
Don’t miss this chance, you are warned. Check out the details here.

2. The Background All-Stars & Weed Elephant Live at La Fenetre Soleil









The Background Allstars are not your average background band. Preferring to keep distance from a mainstream tempo, Janel & Julien sway to their own beats which encompass a cluster of colorful rhythms and flows and which stem from their assorted personal tastes and influences; using guitars & loopers. More info here.

3. Couleurs d’Asie by Réhahn – Saigon









Hoi An-based photographer Réhahn unveiled his gallery, Couleurs d’Asie by Réhahn – Saigon, on June 1, 2017 on the historical Dong Khoi Street in Ho Chi Minh City. The gallery features some of Réhahn’s most well known pieces, displaying work from Vietnam, Malaysia, India, and Cuba. More about Re1hahn and his works.

4. IGS Singt! Choir Concert









Brazilian Choir Conductor, CRISTINA MARQUES has been invited by the International German School (IGS) to come to Vietnam. The concert will feature solo parts by Cristina presented together with songs of the IGS school choir (dir.: THOMAS MENDE) and the workshop choir.

Cristina grew up in Campinas (Brazil) and studied music at the renowned University USP in São Paulo. For more than 25 years she has lived in Stuttgart (Germany), where she teaches music in school, conducts traditional choirs and as well as a Brazilian Choir in Stuttgart: ENCANTO-Brasilianischer Chor Stuttgart (www.chor-encanto.de). Rhythm is the main characteristic of Brazilian Music, for example: Samba, Frevo, Choro. Cristina will transfer this dynamic to Saigon. Tickets can be purchased here.

5. Gypsy Jazz “Peche a la Mouche” at Yoko Cafe









Peche A La Mouche is a Gypsy Jazz band founded by Niko Palm on guitar in 2013. This kind of jazz was created by the famous guitar player Django Reinhartd in France around 1940 and mix swing, waltz, ballad, bossa…

6. Ter Dah Show










Teh Dar invites audience on a venture into the enchanting world of Vietnamese highlanders. Wild animal hunts, moonlit romance, jungle’s tales of death and reincarnation, are all recreated with stunning bamboo cirque, daring acrobatics, and hypnotizing melody from exotic tribal instruments certified cultural heritage by UNESCO. Meaning ‘going in circle’ in the highland tribe K’ho’s tongue, Teh Dar embrace and preserve beautiful and diverse Vietnamese tribal cultures. As the artists keep inspiring, the circle of tribal life keeps going, the cultures shall remain. Get tickets & show time here.

7. The Mist Show









The Mist tells a story Southern Vietnamese farming life, expressed through neo-classic and contemporary dance by skilled artists. Using rice cultivation as a metaphor to appreciate farmers’ dedication, from their misty dawn on the fields, their hardship and will power to rise up from humble muddy soil, to brace storms, to the moment they arrive joyously like shining pearls at harvest. The Mist is an hour of emotions, with myriad ups and downs, painted by sensational live music, splendid visuals, and colorful lighting effects. Tickets can be purchased here.