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Huocheng county launches folk art festival

Updated: 2015-05-11
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Huocheng county launches folk art festival

Actresses perform a Kazakh dance at the preliminary contest of the Fourth Folk Art Festival, held on May 6. [Photo/xjhc.gov.cn]

Langan town in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region held the second preliminary contest of Huocheng county's Fourth Folk Art Festival on May 6.

Various shows staged during the preliminary contest, including paper cutting demonstrations and folk dance and singing performances. A number of handcrafts such as handmade carpets, paper cutting works and the fineries of the Uygur ethnic group were also on display.

Huocheng county launches folk art festival
Artists play traditional instructments at the preliminary contest. [Photo/xjhc.gov.cn]

At the end of the activity, performers from Langan township won the preliminary contest, allowing them to progress to the finals. The performers played an excerpt of Muqam - a classic artistic form of the Uygur ethnic group, composed of song, dance and drama. And their show resonated with many audiences who couldn't help dancing to the music.

Huocheng county launches folk art festival

Paper cutting works on display in Langan town in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on May 6. [Photo/xjhc.gov.cn]

Edited by Jacob Hooson