The National, Friday July 5th, 2013
THE Eastern Highlands Agricultural Society, after relinquishing the popular Goroka Show, will host a farmers agricultural fair to coincide with the inaugural Kainantu Show in October.
Society president Wilson Thompson Orlegge made the announcement on Tuesday.
“The Kainantu Show will feature Kangal singsing, agricultural and commercial displays by National Agriculture Research Institute, Coffee Industry Corporation, Eastern Highlands Cultural Centre, PNG Power, and Fresh Produce Development Agency,” he said.
“An interesting feature of the Kainantu Show will be the National String Band Festival, which will attract participants from all over the country.
“Some renowned string bands who have shown interest are Paramana Strangers, Sunam Sinal, City Hikers, Gilgilwang, Hornetts of Asisi, bamboo bands from Madang and Bougainville.
“The National String Band Festival is a lead-up to the 2014 Melanesian Festival of Arts.”