DPRK Youth Para-Ensemble
to Tour the
UK

Performances and seminars around the UK from 26-31 May, 2017

The Youth Para-Ensemble of the DPRK will perform at locations around the UK from 26-30 May. DULA International (Charity No. 1166701) is the organiser of these events in cooperation with the Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled (KFPD). The event is described as:

The Para-Ensemble are a special group of performers with disabilities and spectacular talents ranging from vocal to musical and dance. Accompanied by the remarkable violinist So-Ock Kim, professor at the Royal Academy of Music, the Para-Ensemble will be performing traditional Korean folk and western classical music as well as an exciting choreography by the deaf dance troupe. This is a charity concert. If you wish to make a donation, you can do so at the concert or online. (Oxford University Event Venues)

The Youth Para-Ensemble also toured Europe in 2015 and have been featured in the BBC. Please see the following links for ticket information:

University of Oxford
26th May Sheldonian Theatre, 7.30pm

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama/ Cardiff
27th May Dora Stoutzker Hall, 7pm

University of Cambridge
29th May Trinity College Chapel, 7pm

London
30th May St. John’s Smith Square 7.30pm

There will also be a seminar held at University of Oxford on 25 May and SOAS on 31 May entitled 'Engagement with Disability in North Korea' and symposium held SOAS on 31 May. Tickets for these seminars and the above events can be found at this link.

In December 2016 the DPRK ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This month the
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Ms. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, visited Pyongyang. You can learn more about the CRPD in the DPRK and the work of the KFPD in her End of Mission Statement.

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