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First Day Performances of April Spring Friendship Art Festival Given
Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- First day performances of the 28th April Spring Friendship Art Festival were given before full houses at the Ponghwa Art Theater, the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre, the Central Youth Hall, the music hall of the Pyongyang Kim Won Gyun Conservatory, the Yun I Sang Concert Hall and the Pyongyang Circus Theater on Thursday.

Performers included art organizations and artistes from various countries such as Germany, Belarus, Austria, Italy, Finland, Mongolia, Vietnam, India, Japan, Indonesia, Armenia, Malaysia, Egypt and the U.S.

Overseas Korean art troupes also gave performances.

The Chinese art troupe (song and dance ensemble of the Chinese People's Liberation Army) raised the curtain with immortal revolutionary paean "Song of General Kim Il Sung". It presented Korean songs "Sing, Fork to Mangyongdae" and "Footsteps" and other numbers.

The Chorus of the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory presented the immortal classic masterpiece "Nostalgia." This song made the audience feel as if they were listening to President Kim Il Sung sing the song before guerillas, nostalgic for his beloved country and Mangyongdae, his native place, by a campfire in a secret camp in the days of the hard-fought anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle.

A male soloist of the Polish group of famous actors and actresses sang in Korean "Song of Loyalty" truthfully representing the boundless reverence of the Korean people for President Kim Il Sung who liberated the country and built an independent and dignified socialist power.

The female musicians Anakaona of Cuba lyrically presented serial songs of Korea "Recollecting My Old Home," "I Think, Looking at You."

The art troupe of Koreans in Japan put on the stage female duet "Mangyongdae, the Cradle of Revolution" and mixed chorus "Song of the Leader Is Eternal" and the art troupe of Koreans in the U.S. the Fourth Movement "We Pledge" from symphony "The Leader Will Always Be with Us," mesmerizing the audience.

Meanwhile, the Chamber Orchestra Alberic Magnard of France put on the stage "Prelude" from opera "Carmen," the Dance Troupe of Kiev Dance Theater of Ukraine dance "Friendship" and the Appassionante Three Female Trio of Italy song "Funi Kula Funi Kula" and "Toast" from the opera "Traviata" by Verdi and other numbers.

In their presentations artistes impressively represented the deep reverence for Kim Il Sung and general secretary Kim Jong Il.

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