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Baramgot at the South Bank

Baramgot’s Barbican concert in 2008 was undoubtedly the live performance of the year. Won Il’s creative traditional Korean music ensemble are in town this weekend to perform at the Thames Festival, and will be staying to give a concert at the Purcell Room on 13 September. Too often the reinvention of traditional music can turn in to the type of whale song you hear in holistic therapy places. But this is exciting, unusual music.

Baramgot in action at St Giles Cripplegate in 2008. Photo by Jo Seong-hee
Won Il, director of Baramgot

Won Il percussion, piri, voice
Park Sun A gayageum
Park Woo Jae geomungo
Lee A Ram daegeum

Leading a new wave of Korean traditional music Baramgot (led by Won, Il) bring a fresh approach to the mystical, dynamic sounds of their country’s musical heritage.

This is a rare opportunity to see this talented ensemble in London before their prestigious appearance in the opening concert at this year’s WOMEX, Denmark, in October.

‘Baramgot allows you to experience… sound unique with humor…’ (Hiroshi Matsumura / Latina, World Music Magazine, 2010)

‘… maintaining their strong unique identity with traditional instruments… [but] also open minded and keeping a curiosity about others.’ (Arwad Esber, Director of Festival de l’Imaginaire, 2010)

13 September 2010, 7:45pm
Prices: £10
Booking Fee: £1.45 (Members £0.00)
Concessions: 50% off (limited availability)


(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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