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26 countries to participate in Hue Festival 2012

posted Feb 28, 2012, 6:27 PM by Dong Travel Ticketing   [ updated Feb 28, 2012, 6:27 PM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]

To date 36 art troupes from 26 countries and territories have registered to participate in Hue Festival 2012, according to organisers.

Europe and America will send 14 troupes, Asia 11, and the rest will come from other continents, said representatives of the Hue Festival Centre.

France remains the traditional and special partner at this year’s festival, which will send Smooth band (hiphop , funk and jazz), Carabosse troupe from Poitou Charentes  region, street band Jazz Combo Box, and artist Francois Audrain to the event.

Two Russian art troupes will take part in the festival, the Piatnisky Song and Dance Ensemble, specialising in Russian folk music, and the Raduga dancing group.  

The UK, Belgium, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Australia, Poland, Japan and the Republic of Korea are expected to give impressive performances at the festival, said organisers.

More than 300 media workers have registered to cover the event. There will be 17 official information sponsors, including Vietnam Television (VTV), Voice of Vietnam (VOV), and Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

This year’s festival will take place from April 7-15 to mark the National Tourism Year in the North-Central Midland region.