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Festival to celebrate cultural diversity of PyeongChang Olympics

2017/09/27 12:02

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SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Yonhap) -- An international festival will kick off across South Korea this week to honor and promote cultural heritages of countries competing in next year's PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the government said Wednesday.

World Culture Collage, organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and Arts Council Korea, will open on Saturday and run until Nov. 5, the ministry said.

Talent representing 15 countries, including France, Hungary, Britain, Italy, Norway and New Zealand, will put on various shows in 71 venues throughout the country.

French rock bands The Dizzy Brains and Matmatah, together with Hungary's Bohemian Betyars will perform at an indie music event slated from Saturday to next Monday in Seoul.

London-based contemporary circus company Gandini Juggling is also scheduled to present its 2010 outdoor production "Smashed" during the month-long festival.

Fabrizio Bosso Quartet of Italy, Norway's Jacob Young Band and several other European jazz acts will showcase their respective music.

A promotional poster for World Culture Collage (Yonhap) A promotional poster for World Culture Collage (Yonhap)