Vietnam art and literature have retained many distinctively Vietnamese characteristics though influenced by Chinese and Western culture. These features are clearly shown in literature, architectures, fine arts, performing arts, and traditional music.
Asian Europe New Music Festival will be firstly held in Vietnam from October 8th to 12nd by Vietnam Musicians Association. In the festival, new compositions of musicians representing for the schools of contemporary music in the world will be introduced.
From April 29 to May 5, in Hoi An, the 4th Vietnam International Choir Competition will take place. Previously, the heritage city was selected as the host of this international competition by Interkultur. It is a chance for promotion the image of Hoi An.
Xam singing is one of unique traditional folk music genres in Vietnam. The art has been existed for 700 years along with the ups and downs of Vietnam history. Xam singing is recognized as an intangible cultural world heritage by UNESCO.
In 17 July 2015, at the Youth Theatre in Hanoi, International Finger-Style Guitar Festival in Vietnam 2015 - Vietnam IFSGF 2015 will take place. With the participation of many famous artists. It is expected to show many outstanding performances.