Asian folklore artists have gathered in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar to participate in the Asian Championship of Folklore. The competition will take place from 12-15 June. More than 200 folklore artists from over 12 Asian countries, including China, India, Malaysia, South Korea and Kazakhstan have already arrived in the city.
The participants will compete in five categories of folklore, such as folk songs and folk dances, the organisers said, adding that certified judges from the World Association of Folklore Festivals will make up the jury. The winners of first three places will be awarded from a cash pool of EUR 7000 in cash. The awards ceremony will be held on Sukhbaatar square, in the centre of Ulaanbaatar on 15 June at 7.00 p.m.
Several related activities, including an exhibition of traditional Asian handicrafts and an Asian food festival, will be organized in the framework of the event.