What is happening this summer? The Korean Cultural Centre UK has organised a K-Music Festival, London’s Festival of Korean Music!
As the theme of the festival is “War and Peace”, to mark the 60 years of cease-fire after the Korean War, this festival is very meaningful to those in Korea. The showcase for the K-music Festival took place last week in Seoul, Korea. The press in Korea are already very interested in the reaction of the British audience. K-Pop has influenced a lot of the younger generation but this festival is a chance for all ages to enjoy Korean music.
The K-Music Festival this summer shows five different colours of music from Korea. Find what you like and book your tickets now!
1. NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF KOREA – FRI 14 JUNE 8PM @Barbican Hall
Under their artistic director Won Il, the National Orchestra of Korea have developed a special voice in Korean culture drawing on traditional instruments. The concert would be of interest to anyone who is a fan of classical music and traditional Korean music.
2. GEOMUNGO FACTORY- WED 19 JUNE 7.30PM @Cadogan Hall
This is the first-ever British concert by Korean cult legends Geomungo Factory. The first half of this concert explores the throbbing, percussive, cello-like sounds of four geomungos. They let rip in the second half with their own compositions – dark, fascinating pieces. The mix of contemporary and traditional music allows everyone to be able to enjoy the performance.
3. PANSORI: AHN SOOK SUN – FRI 21 JUNE 7.30PM @Cadogan Hall
Pansori is Korean musical drama which delivers myths that have been passed on orally – with no musical notation, pansori is limitless and exciting, combining passion and humour. If you’re a fan of opera or traditional music, you would be so moved by Ahn Sook-Sun, even with the language barrier.
4. UHUHBOO PROJECT & UK BAND – SUN 16 JUNE 7.30PM @Scala
One of the first Indie bands from the area in Seoul, Hongdae, UHUHBOO PROJECT will be performing at the Scala. They are also known for their innovative style of ‘Avant-pop’. If you’re a fan of K-Pop or K-Indie and would like to explore new parts of Korean music, you would enjoy their concert.
5. YI SUNG YOL BAND & KIHA AND THE FACES – THURS 20 JUNE 7.30PM @Scala
If you’re into K-Rock, YI SUNG YOL BAND is the band to see. KIHA AND THE FACES is a mix between K-Indie and K-Rock. Both of these bands are considered one of the best underground bands. If you’re a fan of K-Pop or K-Indie, you simply cannot miss this.
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