Over 600 artists from 13 countries light up festival in Inner Mongolia

By Xu Lin and Yuan Hui | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-08-24 16:27
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The opening ceremony of the 11th China International Folk Arts Festival on the evening of Aug 23, 2019. [Photo by Li Wenjie/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The 11th China International Folk Arts Festival kicked off on Aug 23 in Hohhot, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, with excellent performances in the opening ceremony by over 600 artists from 13 countries.

The opening show was an ensemble of the iconic Mongolian horse-head fiddle with traditional Mongolian dances, to welcome overseas artists. Audiences enjoyed various performances such as Chinese acrobatics, Brazilian Capoeira dance, Russian dance and South Korean drum show.

The festival will last until Aug 28, with colorful activities such as a photo exhibition capturing the changes in Hohhot over the past years. Troupes from home and abroad will perform in rural Hohhot.

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