Finnish artists succesful in DPRK
|Finnish artists have scored great success in the April Spring Friendship Art Festival in North Korea (Helsingin Sanomat). "Song of Mercy" by Kari Tikka has been awarded a price in the song category. The song was performed by the opera singer Johanna Rusanen and the singer Viktor Klimenko. The lyrics of the song are from The Bible.|
Kapellimestari Kari Tikan säveltämä Armolaulu on palkittu laulusarjassa Pohjois-Korean kulttuurifestivaaleilla. Dueton esittivät oopperalaulaja Johanna Rusanen ja laulaja Viktor Klimenko.Rusanen and Klimenko had four performances in the festival. With the "Song of Mercy", the two also dueted in the song "Korea is One" by Lasse Heikkilä.
Mr Klimenko, who represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest sometime in the 60s and used to be quite popular here in the 70s, has had a 10-day tour in DPRK during the festival. Besides singing, he's a preacher, and there seems to be a receptive audience in North Korea for his Word. Here's Mr Klimenko preaching gospel in (North) Korea.
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