Saturday, April 16, 2011

Your Daily North Korean Headline

Minor differences:

Living in Pittsburgh, I will be going to see the Decemberists on Wednesday.

Were I to live in Pyongyang, I would undoubtedly trundle off to see the symphonic masterpiece "DPRK-China Friendship Will Be Everlasting".

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- The 27th April Spring Friendship Art Festival is going on before full houses every day.

Joint and separate performances were given at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre, the Ponghwa Art Theatre, the Moranbong Theatre, the Pyongyang Grand Theatre and the Central Youth Hall on Wednesday.

In symphony "DPRK-China Friendship Will Be Everlasting" the performers of the Jilin Provincial Symphony Orchestra showed well the will of the two peoples to glorify generation after generation the history of friendship between the two countries provided by President Kim Il Sung together with Chinese revolutionaries of elder generation.

Artistes of the Xiamen Xiaobailu Folk Dance Troupe of China gave a successful presentation of various dances through dynamic rhythms, witty skills and humorous expression.

The Dance Troupe of the Kiev Dance Theatre and the "Step-Class" Dance Troupe of Ukraine represented numbers rich in national flavor and unique rhythms to draw attention of the audience.

The Merited Artist Varvara and Ensemble "Oberg" of Russia displayed songs, dances and other numbers.

The Art Troupe of Koreans in Japan put on the stage numbers reflecting the faith of the officials of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and Koreans in Japan to devote themselves to strengthening Chongryon, cherishing the spirit of the nation.

The performers of the Art Troupe of Koreans in China impressively sang male solo "Changsong Today", female solo "My Wife" and mixed duet "Song of Girl".

The festival performance goes on. 

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