25 April 2009
Krakatau Band receives Gold at 26th April Spring Friendship Art Festival, Pyongyang, North Korea
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Krakatau Band from Indonesia received gold medal at 26th April Spring Friendship Art Festival (ASFAF) recently in Pyong Yang, North Korea. On the event, an Indonesian singer Peni Candra Rini also received a silver medal.
In the festival, Krakatau presented traditional music and dances, such as double masks dance performed by a dancer Didik Nini Thowok and traditional songs and two Korean songs such as Arirang by Peni Candra Rini. The performance of the group band received high appreciation from North Korean people.
In each performance, Krakatau Band received applause and warm welcome from the audience. The organizing committee expressed their appreciation and satisfaction on Indonesian team’s performances and hoped Krakatau Band would be able to perform at the next festival with larger formation.
The biennial festival was taken part by about 23 countries which presented various art and cultural attractions, such as music, singing, dance, acrobat and circus.