Thursday, March 15, 2007

PNG dance troupe to perform in Papua province

Dr Jacob Gris Jumogot MP, Governor of the Papua New Guinea province of Manus announced a cultural tour to Indonesia's Papua province on 15-20 March. He made the remarks during a meeting with Indonesia's Consul in Vanimo, Ign. Kristanyo Hardojo and Maria Wagey, a cultural team liaison officer. "I will directly head the artists troupe of Manus province in a visit to Papua. The troupe of artists is called Paksonon Heritage Cultural Dancing Group," Jumogot told Antara newsagency, adding that cooperation in fishery and maritime affairs will follow.

The 45 dancers and seven other members of the troupe will perform on the Melanesian Cultural stage in Jayapura and Keerom districts in Papua province. Governor Jumogot opined that it "was a proper cultural cooperation because people of PNG's Manus and Papua province have the same culture and tradition."

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