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First-Day Performances of April Spring Friendship Art Festival Given
Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- First-day performances of the 29th April Spring Friendship Art Festival were given before full houses at theaters here on Saturday.

The National Dancing Troupe of Belarus, the Dwiki-Music Group of Indonesia, a Swiss pop singer and the art troupe of Koreans in Japan performed at the Pyongyang Grand Theatre, the Chinese art troupe (Eastern Song and Dance Ensemble), the Malaysia My Harmonica World Ensemble and the art troupe of the National Song and Dance Theatre of Vietnam at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre, the Academy Ensemble of the Interior Unit of the Russian Ministry of Interior, a Cuban guitarist, the art troupe of Koreans in China and the art troupe of the International United Confederation of Koreans at the Ponghwa Art Theater, the Vienna Wind Instrumental Group of Austria, famous artistes of the Varna Opera Theatre of Bulgaria and the string quartette of the Chamber Orchestra of France at the Moranbong Theater, the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Mongolian Army, a brass band of Finland and the dance troupe of Kiev Dance Theater of Ukraine at the Central Youth Hall, members of the all-star delegat

ion of Chopin Music University of Poland, an Italian opera singer, a German cellist of Creusen Concert, a Korean soloist in Australia and party and the art troupe of Koreans in the U.S. at the music hall of Pyongyang Kim Won Gyun Conservatory and the Chinese art troupe (Shandong Provincial Circus), the Circus of State Acrobatic Company of Russia, a circus of Egypt and a Thai magician and party at the Pyongyang Circus Theatre.

Put on the stages were colorful numbers high in ideological value and artistry and strong in national flavor, which reflect the desire of the people to boost the bonds of friendship under the banner of independence and live in a new peaceful world.

The performers represented the profound reverence of all people for Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il who performed immortal feats on behalf of the times and history and Marshal Kim Jong Un who is leading Songun Korea to prosperity with his rare political caliber.

Among the audience were members of the festival organizing committee, officials concerned, working people and youth and students in Pyongyang, diplomatic envoys here and foreign guests and overseas Koreans.

Performances go on.

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