Pyongyang goes Pop

Pyongyang goes pop: @Alex Hoban starts a series of reports on North Korea’s music scene for the Grauniad: # The full series can be found here:

The inaugural KCC Concert 2011: Tori Ensemble

One of the KCC’s initiatives this year is to start bringing Korean music, including traditional music, to a London audience. The first of these concerts in on Monday 7 February. The KCC Concerts Tori Ensemble HEO Yoon-jeong and KANG Kwon-soon This inaugural concert of 2011 brings traditional Korean music to a modern audience, Ms. Heo […]

nabi:mat’s Light EP

Via indiefulrok – Thanks for the info about 나비맛/[nabi:mat]’s new EP, Light, released two months ago. I’ll be sure to track it down – though I’m not sure I like the over-use of the autotune in the sample. #. In general, nabi:mat are definitely a band to follow. Above: 수줍은 노래 (Shy Song)

Rain Rain, Come Again

Bella Frey gets star-struck. And who can blame her? Rain in London in January, nothing unusual there. However Rain, as in Jung Ji-hoon, South Korea’s delightfully handsome mega pop star and actor, in London is definitely a once in a blue moon event. As soon as the news hit Facebook that he would be here […]

Duellist the first film of 2011 at the KCC

The theme for January and February at the KCC is period drama, and kicks off this Thursday with Lee Myung-se’s visually stylish romp The Duelist (형사). THE 62nd KOREAN FILM NIGHT At the Korean Cultural Centre UK Duelist (2005) 7pm, Thursday 27th January Director: Lee Myung-se Cast: Kang Dong-won, Ha Ji-won Genre:Period Drama Certificate: 12 […]

Hanmi Gallery at London Art Fair

Hanmi Gallery is a new gallery to the central London art scene – so new in fact that its gallery space is still under construction, and due to open in October this year in Maple Street, Fitzrovia. But it’s already established in Seocho-dong, Seoul, and has been trailing its London opening by holding a stall […]

A last look back at 2010

We’ve digested the albums, films, sporting events and books of the year, and reviewed some of the memorable stories of 2010 in our Quiz of the Year. Here are some of the other things we noted in 2010 which didn’t quite make it into any of those articles. 2010: a year of anniversaries It was […]