Some New Year drumming

by Philip Gowman on 4 January, 2008

in Korean traditional music, Lee Da-hae, Percussion

First, a video posted to YouTube on New Year’s Eve: a Korea-Japan collaboration in Los Angeles, from Doppo Nagata.

“New year celebration of dance and music 2008” from Los Angeles, California. “Japan-Korea cross-cultural future traditional music and dance”. Music composed and produced by Doppo Nagata (Soul of Japan and beyond). Choreography by Soo Hyang Lee (Soo Lee’s dance studio in Torrance, California). We are looking for dancers for collaboration. Ensemble name: Soul Of Japan And Beyond. Tune title: Great Asia (Drum Dance)

And, from a performance in Cologne, in December 2007

For K-drama fans, here’s Lee Da Hae from My Girl wielding the sticks:

And some more female drummers in Gyeongju

I’m sure there must be some male drummers in Korea somewhere…

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