Music taste of the youth in Vietnam
Our meeting took place at room 105, building D, Neu campus. It started at 2:30 pm as usual. It was attended by about twenty five people, including guests and EEC members. Group 3 was in charge of running weekly program this week. Topic this time is “Music taste of the youth in Vietnam”, which was a hot and interest topic to everyone.
At first, MC gave a warm welcome to all attendances and quickly asked everyone to join a warm – up game called: “who know more about songs?”. All attendances were divided into two groups, one group was INSPIRATION and another was COMPOSER. MC introduced the rules and invited one members each group to play this game. With the warm support of all the rest members, “inspiration” group circled 6 songs, while composer group had only 3 songs. WINNER is inspiration group.
After warm – up game, MC asked everyone to back to the topic. As introduced above, the topic major was about muic, MC gave some information related such as Music Genres, music taste’s contributing factors, current trends of music taste among the youth in Vietnam. Through video and slide, all members could gain more general knowledge about music.
Folowing Topic Introduction part, MC invited everyone to join another game, which related to the topic of course. This time, game was an active one, called Dance and guess. All participants are divided into 4 teams. Each team choose the funniest member to illustrate the songs given by MC. A list of songs was prepared, each song has a special choreography or name that you can illustrate by dancing or action without saying. All teams can answer by raising your hands as fast as possible after MC counting. Unexpectedly, at the end of game, group 1 and group 2 had same point: 8 points. To point up exactly winner, MC gave one more song, which was illustrated himself, and group 2 answered right so they were final winner. Congratulation, Group 2!!
After second game, everyone moved back to the most important part: DICUSSION. 4 groups had 20 minutes to discussed 4 questions:1/ What standards should we set to assess a song/singer ? What are the factors that make a music disaster ? 2/It is said that “Vietnamese music is becoming worse”. Do you agree or disagree with this statement ? 3/Which Vietnamese music features do you prefer : characteristically cultured or internationalized one ? Which one will bring Vietnamese music to international stage ? 4/(for debating) Which one do you prefer : music for the eyes or for the ears ? After a long discussion, all group shared their ideals, and we can sum up some points as well: to assess a singer/song, the standards should be meaningful lyrics, beautiful vocals and also impressive perfomance. And the factors which make a disaster were meaningless lyrics, crowded effect, cultural conflict, etc. Almost people agreed that Vietnam music is becoming worth with many disasters these days, stealing other songs without copyright… About which kind of music will bring Vietnamese music to international stage, some agreed with characteristically cultured, others thought it should be internationalized one. Debating part was a bit slow, because many people love both music for the eyes and music for the ears, it was hard for them to choose one to debate.
In the end of our meeting, organizers prepared a short clips for last part: English Corner. It was a clip about fruit Idioms and everyone had a relax time watching it. Three idioms which was introduced in this clip were TO GO BANANAS, IT’S A CASE OF SOUR GRAPES, A SECOND BITE OF THE CHERRY.
Finally, MC gave best thank for everyone who joined our weekly program this week. The meeting ended successfully