The Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Culture and the Arts Ministry will co-organise the Korea – Sri Lanka friendship evening at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre on 25 and 26 April.
The event celebrates the first anniversary of the state visit of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The Korean tele-drama, Janggumi, Jewel in the Palace (Sujatha Diyani) became extremely popular in Sri Lanka and the growing popularity of K-pop among Sri Lankan youth shows that there is a new opportunity to enhance relations between the two countries.
The Korean government believes that this cultural event and many upcoming exchanges between the two countries will promote friendship and strengthen the ties between Korea and Sri Lanka.
The performances will be by Jinjo Crew and Queen. Jinjo Crew is a globally recognised break-dance team, which is currently ranked No. 1 in the world. Queen is a female fusion Gukak (traditional Korean music) band that combines sounds of East and West. They will take the public along a musical journey from traditional Korean music to the modern K-pop with their very unique musical instruments such as Geomungo (traditional Korean harp), Haekum (traditional Korean musical instrument-strings) and electric violin.
A welcome act will be performed by a dance troupe from the Culture and the Arts Ministry.
The event is free of charge and open to the public.