Ancient Ensemble of Tonkin, Apocalypse Now, Autumn Moon, Hanoi New Music Ensemble, Hoi An, Ms. Vy’s Morning Glory Restaurant, Nguyen Duy
I adore the Autumn Moon Festival in Việt Nam. Primarily for youngsters, kids, babies and strollers, smiling grandparents and tired moms and dads, the ramp up weeks to the actual celebration contains charm, even innocence, qualities often missing or hard to locate in the Western world these days. Here in Hà Nội, it’s often a nighttime lullaby to be serenaded by loud citywide dragon drumming this time of year.
Clearing away evil spirits is a good thing, don’t you agree?