Beat goes on at Korean Cultural Festival

The 13th annual Korean Cultural Festival pronounced its return to Burnaby on Saturday with the rhythmic beat of dozens of drums.

The festival, which began in Burnaby, was held at Swangard Stadium after the last 11 events were staged in Coquitlam.

Saturday's festival featured traditional performances and cultural displays, as well as highlighting modern Korea.

The event got off to a booming start with performances by Korean drum troupes accompanied by dancers twirling and swirling traditional sangmo ribbons hats.

There was also a reenactment of the royal wedding between King Gojong and Queen Min during the Joseon Dynasty as well as a high-wire acrobatic and comedy act by a tight rope walker and a demonstrations by Korea's national Tae Kwon Do team.

About 80,000 Korean Canadians live in British Columbia.


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