It was the band’s first ever performance in Vietnam and ignited the concert with hit singles such as “Summer Paradise”, “Welcome to My Life”, “Perfect”, including the first song ever written from hundreds of messages collected from fans via Twitter, “This Song Saved My Life”. The band also took the stage by storm with a surprise duet performance of the hit single “Jetlag” with Vietnam’s leading pop star, Mỹ Tâm.
All eyes were on Korean pop group, Brown Eyed Girls who performed to some of the fans’ favorite tunes, such as “Six Sense”, “Hot Shot”, “Uncomfortable Truth”, and “Abracadabra”. It was their first performance at MTV EXIT’s free concert and shared inspiring messages of what they have learnt about the issue and encouraged Vietnamese fans to join them in spreading anti-trafficking messages to all their communities across the country.
Australian vocal sensation, Kate Miller Heidke, who previously performed at MTV EXIT’s 2010 concert in Hanoi delivered a spectacular performance to fans, such as “Tiger”, “Caught In The Crowd”, and “Toxic”. A special duet performance of the song, “When The Ship Comes In” with Mr. Michael Wilson, AusAid’s Minister Counsellor, Mekong and Regional, inspired fans with a meaningful message that everyone has a part to play to combat this critical social issue together.
Also, MTV EXIT’s new Celebrity Ambassador to Vietnam, Mỹ Tâm, encouraged fans to spread the awareness on human trafficking and be involved in the global movement to end modern day slavery on www.mtvexit.org and www.walkfree.org. Mỹ Tâm is also the host for the new half hour Vietnamese language documentary film, Enslaved: An MTV EXIT Special that showcases a real and rare glimpse into human trafficking and exploitation.
“After our successful 2010 tour in Vietnam, we are thrilled to be back in Vietnam to bring together fantastic international and local artists to continue our campaign against human trafficking,” said Matt Love, MTV EXIT Campaign Director. “Music is really an incredible force for change and tonight, 40,000 Vietnamese fans made their stand today in solidarity to make a statement on this global fight to end modern day slavery!”
Ta Thuy Minh, Walk Free Ambassador for the global movement to end modern day slavery shared an inspiring message, “I first got involved in the fight to end modern slavery when I took a job as a translator for an MTV EXIT documentary in 2007. At that time, I thought that slavery was something that happened long ago and far away. But through interviewing over 50 survivors from Vietnam, I learned just how close to home the problem really is and that I wanted to do something about. That’s why I’ve joined Walk Free. With Walk Free, I’m working to raise awareness of modern slavery in Vietnam and engage other supporters in taking meaningful action to end modern slavery in all its forms. I hope everyone will join me today.”
For more details about human trafficking and exploitation in Asia, visit www.mtvexit.org or follow MTV EXIT on the following social media platforms Twitter and Facebook.
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