June 18th, 2012 by Oh! Kpop
2012 Arirang Festival Features Diverse Events from Symposiums to Performances This Weekend
- Intangible Cultural Assets to be Revived over Next 5 Years
- Festival shows off famed ‘Arirang’ from every angle
- Park Bo Young Cast For Her First MC Gig for MBC’s ‘Arirang Our Great Heritage’
- Theater to celebrate arirang with documentary concert
- Traditional folk song Arirang evolves
The Arirang Festival kicks off on Friday at the National Museum of Korea with a program of concerts and seminars designed to celebrate the country’s beloved national folksong.
The festival begins with a series of seminars featuring prominent scholars who will discuss the song’s significance. The festival was created by the Culture Ministry to raise awareness about the song in response to attempts by China last year to register it as a cultural property.
The government plans to submit its own application to register the song on Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list later this month.
The program will also feature two concerts on Saturday and Sunday evening with K-pop and folk musicians that showcase traditional and modern interpretations of the song.
The "2013 Chinese Film Festival" Launches with a Bang
This year′s Chinese Film Festival launched its five-day celebrations with a press conference and opening ceremony held on June 16.The event is hosted by CJ E&M and CJ CGV. Many high-level officials and political figures, as well as stars from both Korea and China, poured in to attend the festival. The fans who had gathered to catch a glimpse of those stars also crowded the venue and packed it to the brim.Director Wong Kar Wai of The Grandmasters, the opening film of the festival, as well as actors Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung, CJ E&M′s Jung Tae Sung, honorary ambassador Chun Jung Myung and more were present at the press conference held this day...
Park Shin Hye, Jang Dong Gun and More Attend "2013 Chinese Film Festival"
The 2013 Chinese Film Festival opening ceremony, which was held at the Yeoido CGV in Seoul on June 16, drew out Korea′s top stars.Han Ye Ri goes for a vampy look. The handsome Ji Sung looks like a mannequin. Park Shin Hye shows off her healthy summer glow.Jung Woo Sung keeps cool from the heat in all white. Kim Sung Soo keeps the mood light with a casual wave and smile.Jang Dong Gun looks gentlemanly in his tuxedo.Photo credit: Hea Jung Min ...
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Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi was among the top stars in attendance at the 2013 Chinese Film Festival′s opening ceremony, held at the Yeoido CGV in Seoul on June 16.Zhang Ziyi makes her entrance. Zhang Ziyi is welcomed by reporters. Zhang Ziyi greets attendees with a bow.Zhang Ziyi glowsin front of the photo wall.Zhang Ziyi boasts a healthy glow and flawless features. Zhang Ziyi flashes her ever sweet smile.Photo credit: Hea Jung Min ...