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Jihye Kim, Beibei Wang and Belle Chen perform in a pretty unusual location: Asian Sound Project: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 7:30pm £10 full price / £5 student or concession Brunel Museum | Railway Avenue | Rotherhithe | London SE16 4LF More information: http://www.brunel-museum.org.uk/events/asian-sound-project-metal-wood-water-fire-earth/ Alcoholic drinks and light […]

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KCC’s November House Concert features Jinah Shim (piano)

by Events Editor 10 November 2017
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News of this month’s House Concert at the Korean Cultural Centre KCC House Concert with Jinah Shim (Piano) Tuesday 28 November, 7pm | Reception Hall, KCCUK Admission is free, but booking is required RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk / 020 7004 2600 Bach: French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 Beethoven: Sonata No. 15 in […]

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Gig review: Park Jiha at King’s Place

by Philip Gowman 2 November 2017
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Park Jiha brought the 2017 K-music festival to a close at King’s Place on 25 October with a mellow set of pieces taken from her album Communion which was deservedly shortlisted for the 2016 Korea Music Awards in both the Best Crossover Album and Best Jazz & Crossover Performance categories. Park is a versatile player, […]

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Bahngbek performs at Rich Mix as part of LEAFF

by Events Editor 16 October 2017
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The only time I’ve heard Baik Hyun-jhin perform live he had his head in a fireplace and was making moaning sounds up a chimney. He can make a performance of anything. His bandmate Bang Jun-seok has composed the soundtracks for movies from …ing to Battleship Island. Their 2015 debut album together, Your Hands, is well […]

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KCC’s October House Concert features Seungwon Lee (piano) and Amy Yule (flute)

by Events Editor 14 October 2017
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News of this month’s House Concert at the Korean Cultural Centre: KCC House Concert with Seungwon Lee and Amy Yule Tuesday 24 October, 7 pm | Reception Hall, KCCUK Admission is free, but booking is required RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk / 020 7004 2600 Seungwon Lee: Piano Amy Yule: Flute Programme Bach Flute Sonata in E […]

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Gig review: Jeon Jeduk and Park Juwon at Pizza Express

by Philip Gowman 10 October 2017
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What can one say about a pair of such flawless musicians? Jeon Jeduk, blind since birth, has been compared with Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder; Park Juwon… I’m not sure who he’s been compared with, but as I listened to his set I was reminded of the stunning album Passion Grace and Fire by guitarists […]

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Gig review: Heemoon Lee + Prelude

by Philip Gowman 9 October 2017
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Last Sunday night we had the choice between two Korean performers, both known for their unusual dress sense and unique stage presence and more importantly both leaders in their respective fields. With one, the price tag was upwards of £60, for which you had to queue up at a large North London venue, submit to […]

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Gig review: Kathryn Tickell + Black String

by Philip Gowman 20 September 2017
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After witnessing so many astounding gigs at Club Inegales, where musicians from different cultures come together to create new and unrepeatable sounds, it really should not surprise me when a collaboration that looks slightly weird on paper is actually a stunning success when it happens. Collaboration, between Korean and British-based musicians, is one of the […]

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KCC’s September house concert features Kitbi Lee (violin)

by Events Editor 16 September 2017
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News of this month’s House Concert at the Korean Cultural Centre: KCC House Concert with Kitbi Lee (violin) with Daniel King Smith piano Tuesday 26 September, 7 pm | Reception Hall, KCCUK Admission is free, but booking is required RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk / 020 7004 2600 Programme Fauré:   Berceuse op.16 | Morceau de lecture | Romance […]

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Hyelim Kim: Taegŭm in Motion

by Events Editor 8 September 2017
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Hot on the heels of her Sonics concert at St Ethelburga’s last month, Hyelim Kim announces another recital in Southwark: Hyelim Kim Taegŭm Recital: Taegŭm in Motion supported by Joel Bell Roof Studio | Siobhan Davies Dance | 85 St George’s Road | London SE1 6ER | www.siobhandavies.com 14 September 2017, 7:30pm Admission Free I […]

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London band Ooberfuse join Yoon Band in Seoul Amnesty gig

by Events Editor 5 September 2017
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Woolwich-based electropop duo Ooberfuse will be playing on Seoul with YB (Yoon Do-hyun’s band) as part of an Amnesty International project in support of refugees everywhere. The music video for the band’s upcoming single features the well-known North Korean exile and campaigner Jihyun Park, along with her daughter. This is an interesting project and I […]

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LoKo’s 6th Anniversary – the vlog

by Philip Gowman 4 September 2017
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Congratulations to the London KPop Dance Workshop on their 6th birthday. They started Sept 5th 2011, hosting monthly workshops. Here’s the vlog of their most recent session. Links: LoKo YouTube Channel | Facebook page | on Twitter

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Joo Yeon Sir in Karl Jenkins’s The Armed Man

by Events Editor 31 August 2017
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News of Joo Yeon Sir’s September appearance at the Royal Festival Hall: Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man 29 Sep 2017, 7:30 pm Approximate run time: 150 mins Royal Festival Hall Tickets: £16.50 – £50 Booking fee: £2.50 Book tickets See Sir Karl Jenkins conduct a superb concert of his own compositions. Part of RGL Great […]

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Concert news: Sonics — Taegum and Electronic Music

by Events Editor 25 August 2017
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News of a recital by Hyelim Kim at St Ethelburga’s in Bishopsgate tomorrow night. All I have to go on is the poster, which I came across on Facebook. There doesn’t seem to be anything on the St Ethelburga’s website. So, according to the poster, Hyelim Kim will be giving a recital entitled Sonics: Taegum […]

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KCC’s August house concert features Seungbin Lee (piano)

by Events Editor 20 August 2017
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News of this month’s House Concert at the Korean Cultural Centre:. Interesting programme. KCC House Concert with Seungbin Lee (piano) Tuesday 22 August, 7 pm | Reception Hall, KCCUK Admission is free, but booking is required RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk / 020 7004 2600 Programme Schumann Davidsbündlertänze Op.6 Piazzolla Tango Etudes no.2/no.3 Barber Solo Souvenirs, op […]

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Think Korea 2006 – an introduction

by Philip Gowman 17 August 2017
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Think Korea 2006 was an ambitious programme of cultural and other events organised by the Korean Embassy as part of the “Korea-UK Mutual Visit Year”. There was, I believe, a reciprocal series of UK-related events organised in Korea, but I never saw any publicity about it. One event I do know of: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra […]

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London Korean Festival 2006 – an introduction

by Philip Gowman 16 August 2017
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The London Korean Festival 2006 was the last of the festivals organised by Oh Tae-min and his team, which included Stephanie Seung-min Kim who would go on to be the first curator at the Korean Cultural Centre before moving into the art curatorial world on her own. Previously working from within the Korean Anglican Community […]

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