Kim Doo Soo plays Cafe Oto

This is definitely a Cafe OTO gig I’ll be prioritising. Kim Doo Soo with Kim SoonOak Monday 14 October 2019, 7.30pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin Street | Dalston | London E8 3DL Tickets £14 | £12 advance | £10 members | Book tickets Pleased to welcome back the incredible Korean folk artist Kim Doo […]

Jin Sangtae and Choi Joonyong play Cafe OTO

Two Korean experimental musicians return to Cafe OTO, eight years after their last appearance. Jin Sangtae + Choi Joonyong – MATINEE Sunday 6 October 2019, 2pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin Street | Dalston | London E8 3DL Tickets £8 | £6 advance | £4 members | Book tickets Please note that this is a […]

UK National Kpop Competition 2019 – the finals

As part of the 2019 Kingston Korean Festival there is another edition of the UK National Kpop Competition. Some of the entries got to perform in front of the public at the Kingston Harvest Fest over the weekend, at which the finalists were announced. UK National Kpop Competition 2019 Saturday 26 October 2019, 4pm – […]

K-music 2019: Black String, 18 Nov @ Purcell Room

Based on Black String’s latest album release, Karma, this closing concert could be the highlight of the festival. The concert is also part of the London Jazz Festival line-up. K-music 2019: Black String Monday 18 November 2019, 7:45pm Southbank Centre / Purcell Room | Belvedere Road | London SE1 8XX Tickets £15 + booking fee […]

K-music 2019: Gonne Choi, 11 Nov @ Pizza Express Holborn

Gonne Choi returns to London for a full gig: K-music 2019: Gonne Choi Pizza Express | 99 High Holborn | London WC1V 6LF Monday 11 November 2019, 20:30-22:00 Tickets £15 + booking fee | Book tickets Check the event’s Facebook page for updates 최고은 / Gonne Choi’s distinctive voice takes you on a heartfelt journey. […]

K-music 2019: Park Jiha, 17 October @ Rich Mix

Park Jiha returns to the K-music festival to perform material from her lovely second album. Park Jiha: Philos Thursday 17 October 2019, 8pm Rich Mix | 35-47 Bethnal Green Road | London E1 6LA Tickets £15 + booking fee | Book tickets Park Jiha performs her new material solo, by looping and building soundscapes from […]

KCC: September House Concert – a lieder and opera recital

September’s House Concert is a varied song recital: So Yeon Shim (Soprano), Henry Ross (Tenor), Yoorim Kang (Piano) Tuesday 24 September 2019, 7pm @ KCCUK Register via KCCUK website PROGRAMME Schumann ‘Dichterliebe’ Op.48 Strauss ‘Mädchenblumen’ Op.22 Taekyu Im ‘Returning flower’ Verdi ‘Caro Nome’ from Opera ‘Rigoletto’ Donizetti ‘Una furtive Lagrima’ and ‘Esulti pur la barbara’ […]

K-music 2019: Celebrate Pansori, 6 October @ Kings Place

The second concert in this year’s K-music festival. K-music 2019: Celebrate Pansori Sunday 6 October 2018, 7:30pm Kings Place (Hall One) | 90 York Way | London N1 9AG Tickets £15 + booking fee | Book tickets The Korea Pansori Preservation Association preserves the rich history of traditional Korean opera, studying the art and sharing […]

K-music 2019: Jambinai, 3 October @Purcell Room

Jambinai open the 2019 K-music festival as part of their six-city England tour. K-music 2019: Jambinai Thursday 3 October 2019, 7:45pm Southbank Centre – Purcell Room | Belvedere Road | London SE1 8XX Tickets £15 + booking fee | Book tickets Jambinai present Korean traditional music in a new and innovative way, with their ground-breaking post-rock […]

Live music review: SaaWee at the Albany, Deptford

When anticipating Korea related events involving live performance, I generally try not to raise my expectations too high. That way, I don’t get disappointed. But sometimes I break that rule, usually based on past experience of one or more of the performers. Hence, when pulling together the events post for July I highlighted three events […]