Pyongyang, August 2 (KCNA) — The Fifth East Asian Children’s Art Festival took place in Ulaan Baatar between July 27 and 29.
The festival sponsored by the UNESCO was attended by children from different countries and regions of East Asia including the DPRK, China and Mongolia.
Prior to the festival, the Pyongyang schoolchildren’s art troupe gave a performance at the Central Palace of Culture on July 26 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Mongolia visit of President Kim Il Sung and the 53rd anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the Fatherland Liberation War.
The troupe performed at the opening ceremony of the festival on July 27.
It presented colorful numbers such as choruses “Song of General Kim Il Sung” and “Song of General Kim Jong Il,” Kayagum solo “Our Country Is Best”, dances “Drum Dance Celebrating Festival” and “Fan and Bell”, female solo “Our Classmates,” solo dance “Dance of Pink” and Mongolian songs “My Mother” and “Warm Motherland.”
The director general of the UNESCO said that the participation of the Pyongyang schoolchildren’s art troupe in the festival made the festival more meaningful, stressing that its performance mesmerized the audience by displaying rare artistic skill and truthfully representing the lifestyle, thoughts and feelings of the Koreans.
The honorary ambassador of the UNESCO noted that national culture has made great progress in the DPRK, adding that national culture is greeting its great heyday in the DPRK as Kim Jong Il, chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, has shown particular care for the preservation of national cultural heritages and folk arts.
The minister of Education, Culture and Science of Mongolia said:
The performance given by the DPRK troupe is the best among the participating art troupes.
The solo dance presented by a seven-year-old child, in particular, baffles human imagination. Such wit can be produced only in the DPRK enforcing a wise educational policy.
In the meantime, the performance of the Pyongyang schoolchildren’s art troupe was introduced by the TV broadcasting service of Mongolia.
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