Samulnori workshop: Wild Beats and Mesmerising Rhythms

Jeung-hyun Choi, KAA member and managing director of the UK arm of Dulsori, will be holding an entertaining and very reasonably priced percussion workshop on 6 November:

Come & Play Korean Drums & Percussion

Wild Beats and Mesmerising Rhythms
with Jeung-hyun Choi
Saturday 6th November, 4:30-6:00pm
St Mark’s Church, Myddleton Square, London EC1R 1XX.

Feel the rhythms of Korea with passion and energy!

Cost just £5 with all instruments provided
Booking required by Wednesday 3rd November

Contact
Lennie Charles – 07534 736806 – lennie.charles@googlemail.com
Jeung Hyun Choi – 07981 298638 – jeunghyunk40@gmail.com

Jeung-hyun Choi - photo by Lee Hyung-wook of The East
Jeung-hyun Choi – photo by Lee Hyung-wook of The East

Samulnori is the contemporary form of a rural percussion tradition in Korea, stretching back into antiquity. The rhythms played in Samulnori are said to create balance in the cosmos, combining yin and yang. This interactive Samulnori workshop will be a delightful journey into the indigenous music of Korea. The powerful rhythms of the four percussion instruments will help you relieve your stress and regain passion and energy.

Kkwaenggwari (small gong – “Thundering sound”)
Jing (large gong – “Wind-blowing sound”)
Janggu (hourglass-shaped drum – “rain-dropping sound”)
Buk (bass barrel drum – “Sound of clouds”)

Profile: Jeung Hyun Choi is a Korean traditional percussion player currently working as managing director of Dulsori, the Korean traditional music group. She has taught Korean traditional percussion and song for over 20 years. She has led many international workshops in Korea and abroad, including the SOAS World Music Summer School 2008.

Dulsori in action at the British Museum in 2007. Photo by Samuel Cho
Dulsori in action at the British Museum in 2007. Photo by Samuel Cho

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