Top DPRK leader attends concert on Lantern Festival
Updated: 2011-02-17 22:43
PYONGYANG - Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), attended in Pyongyang on Thursday a concert to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival of the lunar year of 2011, together with some Chinese guests in Pyongyang.
The Central Committee of the WPK of the DPRK invited Liu Hongcai, the Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, staff from the Chinese embassy, and some Chinese businessmen and students in the DPRK to enjoy the performance at Mansudae Art Theater.
During the concert, given by Galaxy Troupe Orchestra, young DPRK artists performed some famous Chinese songs and music episodes.
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