If you missed Lee Jaram’s Bertolt Brecht performance at the QEH in 2012 like we did (it clashed with a major Korean celebration at the V+A) you won’t want to miss this Hemingway adaptation. So far, nothing seems to be competing with it in the diary.
K-music 2022: Lee Jaram - The Old Man And The Sea
Leading pansori singer and performer Jaram Lee presents The Old Man And The Sea, inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s classic story.
Pansori is the ancient art of expressive musical storytelling where a singer is accompanied by a drummer and performs a narrative that can be tragic or funny – always entertaining. It is thought to have originated in southwest Korea in the seventeenth century as a new expression of the narrative songs of shamans.
Jaram Lee studied under legendary masters Hee-jin Eun, Jeong-suk Oh and Soon Sub Song, and has gone on to develop as a writer and composer of modern pansori pieces including The Good Woman of Szechuan, based on the work by Bertolt Brecht, which she went on to perform to sell out shows across the world, including the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2012.