Celebrity performers at #MyMarianas Paradise Festival

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Posted on Apr 10 2019

Boy band Ulala Session of South Korea will perform at the #MyMarianas Paradise Festival on April 13, 2019, on Saipan. (MVA Photos)

The #MyMarianas Paradise Festival concert on April 13, 2019, on Saipan will feature celebrity performers from several Asia countries.

Dancer Kenichi Ebina of Japan captured the winning title in Season 8 of America’s Got Talent with his performance technique.

Ulala Session, composed of members Seung-il Kim, Myung-hoon Kim, Do-won Choe, and Jun-seok Ha, rose to fame as winner of the 2011 competition “Superstar K 3” on Mnet, the South Korean pay television music channel. The group also performed at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games K-pop Concert. Huk Gak took the championship title of “Superstar K 2” in 2010.

Singer Yixin Wang of China will also perform.

“It’s going to be a star-studded event this week in the Marianas, and we are looking forward to welcoming these guests and their fans to Saipan,” said Marianas Visitors Authority managing director Christopher A. Concepcion. “We are looking forward to presenting a spectacular—and best of all, free—concert for the community.”

The #MyMarianas Paradise Festival concert will be held from 5pm to 9pm at Civic Center in Susupe, in conjunction with the 38th Annual Flame Tree Arts Festival.

The Flame Tree Arts Festival is Micronesia’s longest-running arts and culture festival and will feature live performances, artwork and crafts, food sales, and more. From traditional to contemporary, various art forms will demonstrated and celebrated, including performing arts, visual arts, handicrafts, culinary arts, and more. In addition to a large main stage, his year’s festival will also feature a second, acoustic stage with more performances.

The event is also supported by the Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands.

“On behalf of our members, HANMI is very pleased to collaborate with the MVA and the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs in make this mega-event available for our visitors and our community members,” said HANMI chair Gloria Cavanagh. “Our goal is to ensure the message gets out through as many media outlets as possible that the Marianas is welcoming, beautiful, and a wonderful paradise for everyone.”

Visitors to the festival may use the T Galleria courtesy shuttle bus and disembark at Saipan World Resort, immediately adjacent to the festival grounds. The shuttle stops at T Galleria in Garapan, as well as major hotels.

The MVA is also arranging for media from South Korea, China, and Japan to cover the concert, the Flame Tree Arts Festival, and other attractions during the week.

Additional sponsors for the concert include Hard Rock Café Saipan, Hyatt Regency Saipan, and Kensington Hotel Saipan.

Flame Tree Arts Festival sponsors this year are Bridge Capital, T Galleria by DFS, Bank of Guam, IT&E, Marpac, 4ever CNMI, and Tan Siu Lin Foundation.

For more information, visit The Marianas Calendar at www.mymarians.com. (MVA)

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