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ULAN BATOR, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Asian folklore artists will gather in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator in June to participate in the Asian Championship of Folklore, authority said Monday.
More than 100 folklore artists from over 20 Asian countries, including China, India, Malaysia, South Korea and Kazakhstan, have confirmed their attendance at the event scheduled for June 12-16, the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports said in a statement.
Participants will compete in five categories of folklore, such as folk songs and folk dances, the ministry said, adding that certified judges from the World Association of Folklore Festivals will make up the jury.
Several related activities, including an exhibition of traditional Asian handicrafts and an Asian food festival, will be organized in the framework of the event.