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Yinchuan Int'l Folk Arts Fest opens

07-02-2010 09:13 BJT

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Folk artists from around the world descended on the city of Yinchuan in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. They are there to participate in the Yinchuan International Folk Arts Festival, which kicked off on Wednesday.

The festival opener was a distinctive song and dance performance by artists from Mozambique, who wowed the crowds with their passionate moves, rich in exotic flavor.

The art troupe from Mozambique displayed their cultural marks with their characteristic dance moves, their own musical instruments, and enthusiastic drum beats.

The art troupe from Mozambique displayed their cultural marks with their characteristic dance moves, their own musical instruments, and enthusiastic drum beats.
The art troupe from Mozambique displayed their cultural marks with their
characteristic dance moves, their own musical instruments, and enthusiastic drum

The country of Mozambique is located in southeastern Africa with a population of around 20-million people. Mozambique established the diplomatic relationship with China in 1975. The performing troupe from Mozambique consists of the country's emerging artists of the younger generation and those who are keen on the protection and promotion of Mozambican culture.

Apart from artists from Mozambique, the Yinchuan International Folk Arts Festival will also present troupes from other parts of Africa, as well as Russia and the U.S.

The festival also features screenings of both Chinese and foreign films, painting exhibitions, and handicrafts by folk artists around the world.

The Yinchuan International Folk Arts Festival runs until July the 24th.

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