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26th ASFAF Goes on
Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- Performances of the 26th April Spring Friendship Art Festival were held before full houses at theaters here on Sunday.

The State Academy Ensemble Named after Sveshnikov of Russia which gave its premiere with the immortal revolutionary paean "Song of General Kim Il Sung" presented the immortal revolutionary paean "Song of General Kim Jong Il" at the second day of its performance, mesmerizing the audience.

The art troupe of Koreans in Japan presented solo dance "Drum Dance" and a Jangsaenap duet "Ryonggangginari," delighting the audience with rhythm strong in national flavor and Korean style tone.

A singer of the Vietnamese art troupe put on the stage a solo "No Motherland without You" and a musical group of the Moldovan State Symphony Orchestra a mixed duet "I Love You," etc. and Portuguese and Dutch artistes presented song "Aquarium" with high artistry.

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra of the Chinese art troupe successfully presented orchestras "Arirang" and "Song of Red Flag," electrifying the audience.

The art troupe of Koreans in China staged a female solo "I Wish to Be Near the Leader" and the art troupe of the International United Confederation of Koreans a female solo "Songun Nilliri" and other numbers.

Ukrainian artistes presented dance "Dance of Cossacks" and others while the Delta saxophone quartet of Britain staged Korean song "Bellflower" and artistes of the "Concertante" musical trio of Cuba Korean song "I Will Be a Flower Heralding Spring before Others".

Male soloists of a group of famous artistes of the State Academy Grand Theatre Named after Naboi of Uzbekistan successfully sang Spanish and Italian songs, winning the high acclaim of the audience.

Artistes of the Beijing Opera Theatre of Jilin Province, China, showcased successes achieved by the Chinese people in creating the traditional Beijing opera with peculiar songs and dances, skillful martial arts and acrobatic skills.

Russian, Chinese, Mongolian and Swedish acrobats put on the stage numbers including "Pair Aerial Flight", "Four-Man Etude", "Two-Man Etude" and "Unicycle Stunt".

Performances go on.

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