Moon Haewon releases second album

Jazz singer Vocalist Moon released her second album Tenderly last week. Recorded in Japan with an all-Japanese jazz ensemble, it’s very much a sister piece to her superb first album, Kiss Me. This release, available on CD only in Japan and Hong Kong, is another collection of inspired jazz and pop covers. Moon’s seemingly effortless […]

Seong-Jin Cho plays Prokofiev at the Proms

The second of three Proms this year featuring Korean performers: Prom 48: Rachmaninov, Prokofiev + Silvestri 19:30 Sat 24 Aug 2019 Royal Albert Hall Tickets £9.50 to £52 (plus booking fee) | Book tickets Seong-Jin Cho: piano BBC Symphony Orchestra Cristian Măcelaru: conductor Constantin Silvestri: Three Pieces for strings (11 mins) Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto […]

Yeol Eum Son plays Mozart at the Proms

The first of three Proms this year featuring Korean performers: Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg, Ben-Haim and Mozart 19:30 Tue 23 Jul 2019 Royal Albert Hall Tickets £7.50 to £41 (plus booking fee) | Book tickets Yeol Eum Son: piano BBC Philharmonic Omer Meir Wellber: conductor Programme Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 in B […]

Radio Kimchi K-Pop Fair

Last November’s inaugural K-Pop Fair was a success, so it’s returning this August, bigger and better. Radio Kimchi K-Pop Fair O2 Academy Islington | Angel Central | 16 Parkfield Street | London N1 0PS Saturday 24 August 2019 Two sessions: 12pm-2pm and 3pm-5pm Tickets £6 | Buy tickets 1on1 Events and Radio Kimchi UK present […]

SaaWee: New Ritual, at Albany Red Room

A rare chance to hear SaaWee live in London. Don’t miss it. SaaWee: New Ritual Friday, 26 July 2019 at 19:40 The Albany, Red Room Douglas Way, Deptford, London, SE8 4AG Tickets: £10 Check for updates on the Facebook event page SaaWee is a contemporary shaman ritual created for the spirituality of current society. SaaWee […]

Stray Kids play the Brixton Academy

Another K-pop concert that sold out pretty quickly, with tickets now only available on the secondary market, unless they release some more. According to Koreaboo, Stray Kids, a 9-member boyband formed in 2017 by JYP, are goodwill ambassadors of the Korean Culture and Information Service – the organisation that published my book. Maybe if they’d […]

Idiotape play the Oslo Hackney

These guys completely blew us away when they played the Rich Mix three years ago. Don’t miss this gig. Idiotape Thursday, 25 July 2019 | 19:00-23:00 Oslo Hackney | 1A Amhurst Road | London E8 1LL Tickets £16.80 from Ticketweb Check for updates on Facebook event page “Seoul’s Idiotape have been making waves internationally with […]

Bursters K-Rock Revelation UK Tour

What was originally planned as a single gig in London in early June has turned into a full-fledged tour in July: Bursters K-Rock Revelation Mon 15 July 19:30 | The Waterfront Norwich | Norwich | Get Tickets Tue 16 July 19:30 | The Mill Digbeth | Birmingham | Get Tickets Wed 17 July 19:00 | […]

MASC Run to Europe tour at The Garage

Beyond ENT bring their second act of the year to The Garage (20-22 Highbury Corner, London N5 1RD). MASC (마스크) is a four-member boy band formed by J Planet Entertainment in 2016. Friday 28 June 2019, 7pm – 11pm Tickets priced at £25-£110 are available from www.europebeyond.com (NB not https). More details on the Facebook […]

Hyelim Kim in LSO Eclectica: Birdsong + Borders with Merit Ariane

An interesting cross-cultural collaboration coming at at LSO St Luke’s: LSO Eclectica: Birdsong & Borders with Merit Ariane East Meets West Friday 5 July 2019 7.30pm – 9.30pm Jerwood Hall | LSO St Luke’s | London Tickets: £20 £15 | Book tickets NB: table seating in front of the stage Merit Ariane: vocals | Louai […]

Parasang: Byron Wallen, Jihye Kim + Pouta Ehsaei

Trumpeter Byron Wallen has in the past collaborated with Hyelim Kim. Now comes Jihye Kim’s turn: Byron Wallen, Jihye Kim & Pouya Ehsaei Redon | The Railway Arches | Cambridge Heath Road | Bethnal Green | London E2 9HA Thursday, 27 June 2019 from 19:00-23:00 | Tickets £6 Another cosmic Parasang journey via the modular […]

Korean performances at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

A quick wordsearch of the 2019 Fringe catalogue provides the following items of Korean interest at the Fringe this year: The Happy Prince Children’s Shows (theatre, puppetry) Venue 21 | C venues – C aquila – temple 13:15 | Aug 1-11, 13-18, 20-26 | 45 minutes | Buy tickets Suitability: 3+ Group: Modl Theatre (Korea) […]