KAYA have been part of the London Korean music scene for many years. And if you go to Kaya restaurant in Albemarle Street (no relation) the chances are that their music will be playing in the background. It’s nice to get a chance to see them again live:
KAYA – In Concert
Traditional Korean harp and acoustic guitar played by Ji Eun Jung and Sung Min Jeon
Saturday 20 October at 3.00 p.m.
The Barn Theatre, 24 Greencoat Place, SW1P 1RD
KAYA will present an afternoon of traditional Korean music. The name Kaya derives from the Korean instrument ‘kayagum’. Ji Eun Jung will play the modern twenty-five string kayagum and Sung Min Jeon the acoustic guitar. They have been performing together since 2002 in Korea and since 2005 in Europe after they settled in U.K. KAYA has performed for various diplomatic, corporate,cultural and charity events including London City Hall, the British Museum, Asia House, Oxford University and the Chelsea Flower Show.
Ji Eun Jung studied for her BA in Korean Traditional Music at Ewha Woman’s University and followed this with an MA in Asian Music at Dong Gook University. She has since performed all over the world.
Sung Min Jeon is a Korean guitarist and folk singer-songwriter who mainly plays a steel string acoustic guitar with a harmonica. He started playing the guitar when he was thirteen years of age and his passion for music was inspired by his family. His father plays various instruments and is also a singer, whilst his mother used to run a record shop. His uncle is the leader of the greatest Korean folk duo, ‘Sunflower’ (해바라기).
To reserve seats
Phone: 020 7798 6000
Write to: Friends of Renewal Arts (UK),
24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD
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