A Chinese Cultural troupe is set to participate in the week-long Pan-Africa's festival of dance (FESPAD) in Kigali, capital of Rwanda scheduled to kick off on July 24. Managing Director of FESPAD Emmanuel Bugingo told Xinhua in Kigali on Wednesday that the Chinese Cultural troupe will join other dance troupes from 31 Africa countries, and will have several concerts and exhibitions till July 31 in Kigali, Butare, Rubavu and Rusizi.
The founder of Morocco's first contemporary dance group takes a taboo-breaking look at the world of Morocco's wedding dancers. Her work is part of a German festival that aims to cross national boundaries on stage.
Can breakdancing bring more tourists to South Korea? The Korea Tourism Organization seems to think so. And to prove its faith, it will be holding the annual R-16 KOREA 2010 event this weekend, which will this year, according to the Korea Herald, bring together ‘emerging DJs and hip-hop artists from 16 countries’ at the Olympic Park in Jamsil, Seoul.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. But that same year the country also established diplomatic relations with Spain...Today, the two countries share an increasingly dynamic exchange in the cultural sphere, with Spanish flamenco having long established its place among popular seasonal performances here.
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard said, on June 14, 2010, that the Bahamian cultural performances, set for the entire month of July in the United Kingdom, will do a lot more than just send Bahamian singers, artists and Junkanoo dancers from a cross-section of groups, “across the Pond”. “What it is, really, is solidifying the relationship between ourselves and the people of the United Kingdom,”
Spanish artists Afro-Flamenco will join South Africa's finest jazz musicians at the Pale Ya Rona Gauteng Carnival Music Concert. The Spanish Embassy has sponsored Afro-Flamenco's participation in this event, set to take place at Mofolo Park, where Raimundo Amador, Tomasito, Ranki and others will mix their flamenco and jazzy styles with the Soweto Spiritual Singers, violinist Tshepo Mngoma and guitarist Bheki Khoza.
Three hip-hop performers from the US will conduct training programmes in Ha Noi, Hai Phong, HCM City and Can Tho between May 9 and 22. Break dancer Brandon "Peace" Albright, rapper Chen Lo and DJ Scan will take part in the programme sponsored by the US Department of State and the US Consulate General in HCM City. The programme is part of a series of events which the consulate organises to promote cultural exchange and mutual understanding between the people of the US and Viet Nam.