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Atomega

Formed: 1993
From: Vietnam
Last Known Status: Active

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Rock Viet II Live Review Posted

A review of Rock Viet II, which took place in Ha Noi Water Park, Vietnam, has been posted on Hanoi's Viet Nam News website:

Rock music is still very new to Viet Nam, but the nation’s youth are determined to breath new life into a musical genre which has been around for a while. Matt Bradley tunes up.

A water park in October seems like an unlikely place for a hard rock concert. But in a city where armies of young people are itching to rock-out, and where finding a large music venue is a catch-as-catch-can affair, the Ha Noi Water Park was the perfect place for a raucous "Rock Viet II."

For this gig, I needed the help of a professional consultant: my friend, translator and Vietnamese rock expert, Le Vu Huu Don. Don has his own amateur rock group and keeps his finger on the pulse of Ha Noi’s germinal hard rock scene. I met Don outside my office last Thursday night. He was sporting his "Def Lepard" T-shirt and revving his engine.

"Let us rock," said Don.

And so we did. More...

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