Pansori

This concerts promises to be intensely exciting, and Rich Mix is the perfect venue for it. AUX (억스) Rich Mix | 35-47 Bethnal Green Road | London E1 6LA | richmix.org.uk Sunday 15 October 2017, 8:30pm Book tickets Psychedelic pansori-rock from Korea crashlands in Shoreditch en route to the Womex festival. AUX bring together screaming […]

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Event news: K-music + Korean Sounds – East Meet West: Love, 11 Oct

by Events Editor 21 July 2017
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The fourth Korean Sounds concert this year, which also forms part of the K-Music festival, is on the theme of love: Korean Sounds – East Meets West: Love Wednesday 11 October, 7.30pm Kings Place, Hall One Tickets from £9.50 Book here: Kings Place/Korean Sounds Universally and in all ages, music has been a messenger of love […]

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K-music 2017: full programme announced

by Events Editor 9 July 2017
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It seems wrong to be posting details of events in the Autumn when summer has only just started, but I’m a great believer in being able to plan your diary a couple of months in advance, and there’s lots here that you will want to come along to. K-Music 2017: Full Programme Announced 15 September […]

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Concert notes: Pansori night at the Cadogan Hall

by Philip Gowman 2 October 2015
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On the rare occasions that Pansori is performed in London I always get a sense of disappointment. The Pansori Night at the Cadogan Hall as part of K-Music was no exception, though there were mitigating factors. With a pansori the whole point is the story that unfolds before you. You know where the story is […]

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K-music – now in Brussels too

by Events Editor 4 September 2015
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The KCC in Brussels now on its third Korean Film Festival, and is launching its first K-Music festival this year. Programme details below. DATE TIME ARTIST/TITLE VENUE NORMAL PRICE 23-09 20:00 Sook-sun Ahn OPENING BOZAR, Studio 12.00€ 30-09 20:00 Kun-woo Paik Recital BOZAR, Hall M 12.00€ 02-10 20:00 Korean & Belgian Ensemble Concert with Roby […]

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Event news: K-music 2015 — Pansori Night, 23 Sept

by Events Editor 15 August 2015
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This could be the highlight of the 2015 K-music series, and it’s free – to help celebrate Chuseok: K-Music: The Pansori Night Wednesday 23 September | 7:30PM LONDON Cadogan Hall | 5 Sloane Terrace | London SW1X 9DQ FREE but ticketed The Pansori Night will bring together six talented performers for an evening of music, […]

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Korean Traditional Ensemble SANI – additional concert date

by Events Editor 10 July 2015
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For those who can’t make it down to Kingston for SANI’s Independence Day Concert on 8 August, the ensemble will be giving a concert at SOAS the previous evening: Korean Traditional Ensemble SANI Date: 7 August 2015 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Venue: SOAS, Russell Square, College Buildings Room G2 Registration: Free and open to […]

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Evelyn Glennie’s musical journey in Korea

by Philip Gowman 17 March 2015
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Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie has just been in the news for winning the Polar Music Prize 2015 along with Emmylou Harris. The award, according to its website, is “one of the most prestigious and unique music prizes in the world, crossing over musical boundaries and awarded to individuals, groups and institutions in recognition of exceptional […]

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Concert review: Ensemble Sinawi at the City of London Festival

by Philip Gowman 10 October 2014
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How can you adequately describe a gig which touched the highs and lows of human emotion? There were times when the melody sung by the voice or ajaeng had a searing, heart rending intensity which brought a lump to the throat and tears to the eye; and then in the next piece the toes would […]

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Hongdae hosts rap v pansori battle

by Philip Gowman 22 September 2013
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An interesting stunt pitting rappers against pansori performers was held in Hongdae last Friday. When I was waiting for Love X Stereo to come on stage at Freebird, I really should have been down at V-Hall, where the RapPansori battle was held. And a pansori singer was the victor. Source: Joongang Daily

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Ahn Sook-sun’s Pansori Night on Radio 3

by Events Editor 9 July 2013
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If you missed the Pansori night at the K-music festival recently, that’s a shame. But at least the BBC was there to record it, and the evening will be broadcast on Radio 3, 14 July, 10pm. It may well be available on their website too. Fabio Pezzanini took some nice photos of the occasion, which […]

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Preview – Ahn Sook-Sun at the Cadogan Hall: the must-see event of K-Music 2013

by Colin Bartlett 11 June 2013
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Colin Bartlett explains why he’s definitely going to be at the Cadogan Hall on 21 June. To show it isn’t just me that considers Pansori is one of the truly great art forms of the world, I’ll start with a quote from Simon Broughton of Songlines: “Often described as Korean opera, the description is misleading […]

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Korean music in June – a preview

by Philip Gowman 31 May 2013
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This article was written for London Jazz News, where it appeared in a slightly different version on 20 May. Think Korean music in 2013 is all about tubby rappers and manufactured girl bands? Think again. Coming up in June is K-Music – a festival of Korean traditional, fusion and rock music which may appeal to […]

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K-music focus forum at the KCC

by Events Editor 17 May 2013
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To warm you up for the festival of Korean music coming up during June, a panel of speakers will talk about Korean music at the KCC on 21 March at 7pm. It’s particularly nice to see Songlines on the panel. John Lusk from that magazine did a great article on Kim Duk-soo and other Korean […]

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K-music: Pansori night with Ahn Sook-sun at the Cadogan Hall, 21 June

by Events Editor 17 May 2013
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Earlier this year at the KCC’s 5th birthday celebrations we had forty minutes of pansori which left the audience wanting more. So here’s some more, for the final concert of the K-music festival. K-Music: Pansori Night – Ahn Sook-Sun Friday 21 June, 7:30PM Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ Pansori is Korean musical […]

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Concert notes: Bach and the Battle of the Red Cliffs — the KCC’s 5th birthday concert at the Cadogan Hall

by Philip Gowman 15 February 2013
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It is difficult to know what to make of a programme which was so obviously in two parts, and potentially likely to appeal to two completely different audiences. There will have been many who, in advance of the KCCUK’s fifth birthday concert, would have thought: “maybe I’ll just turn up for the second half”, or […]

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Event news: the KCC’s fifth anniversary concert at the Cadogan Hall

by Events Editor 20 January 2013
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One of the events celebrating the KCCUK’s 5th birthday is a special concert at the Cadogan Hall. The highlight will be an abbreviated performance of one of the five surviving works of the Pansori canon, Jeokbyeokga (The Battle of the Red Cliffs), performed by the holder of Intangible Cultural Asset No 5. KCCUK 5th Anniversary […]

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