Gig review: Kim Doo Soo at Cafe OTO

Kim Doo Soo’s stage set-up is simple but carefully planned. The stage hand has marked out the precise place where the music stand is to be positioned, and the chair – which offers the minimum of comforts. A table to the musician’s right has some water and a surface to keep the various harmonicas; also […]

Jambinai launches K-music 2019 with explosive force

Call me a grouch, but when you need both ear plugs and a blindfold to survive a gig in any degree of comfort you have to start questioning the wisdom of some of the sound and lighting judgments. Ear plugs, handed out for free at the entrance to Jambinai’s Purcell Room gig that opened K-music […]

Foyles Korean Culture Month 2019

As last year, Foyles is running a Korean Culture Month to launch the Autumn, in collaboration with the KCC. Four events, of which the first has sold out. K-Pop Dance Workshop with LoKo Friday 4th October 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm Level 6 | Foyles | 107 Charing Cross Road | London WC2H 0DT | Free […]

Korean day in Canterbury, with Jambinai

Friday 4 October 2019 The Gulbenkian | University of Kent | Canterbury | Kent CT2 7NB 5pm: Korean Street Food (Gulbenkian Cafe) 6pm: Facade Exhibition by Yiyun Kang (Outdoor spaces, Gulbenkian – free) 7:30pm: Jambinai | Ticketing £5 ‐ £12 | Buy tickets Check for updates on the event’s Facebook page Creating some of the […]

Violet Tree play the Underworld, Camden

South Korean band Violet Tree mix their pop-rock sensibilities with impressive electric violin solos to create amazing original tracks and reworkings of popular K-pop songs. Don’t miss them live as they head to The Underworld for this special London show. Violet Tree + In the Cards Sunday 6 October 2019 The Underworld | 174 Camden […]

BTS: A Global Interdisciplinary Conference Project at Kingston University

Media & Communications & Music at Kingston University present: BTS (방탄소년단): A Global Interdisciplinary Conference Project Dates: Saturday 4 January – Sunday 5 January 2020 Venue: John Galsworthy Building | Penrhyn Road campus | Penrhyn Road | Kingston upon Thames | Surrey KT1 2EE Price: to be confirmed Booking and full conference programme is now […]

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 […]

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 – […]