K-music 2015

You can’t really have a Korean music festival without some traditional music as once enjoyed by the court and literati. And who better to perform it that members of Korea’s National Gugak Centre, the body established to preserve and perform such music. The musicians have been touring Europe, most recently in Paris to launch Année […]

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Concert notes: Pansori night at the Cadogan Hall

by Philip Gowman 2 October 2015
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On the rare occasions that Pansori is performed in London I always get a sense of disappointment. The Pansori Night at the Cadogan Hall as part of K-Music was no exception, though there were mitigating factors. With a pansori the whole point is the story that unfolds before you. You know where the story is […]

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Concert notes: Jambinai at Rich Mix

by Philip Gowman 30 September 2015
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The somewhat spartan surroundings of the main performance space in Shoreditch’s Rich Mix was an ideal place in which to enjoy one of the most interesting fusion bands to have come out of Korea. For LKL, it was the highlight of the K-Music festival so far, and it more than lived up to my extremely high […]

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Concert notes: The Barberettes at the Forge, Camden

by Philip Gowman 21 September 2015
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The three Barberettes, together with backing band of keyboard, drum and bass, received an enthusiastic welcome at The Forge in Camden for their two-night residency. They also did well to get coverage on London and national radio and national TV. Lola Kothari on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction pronounced them ‘wonderful’, and one member of […]

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Concert notes: SU:M at the Purcell Room in K-Music 2015

by Philip Gowman 16 September 2015
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Kmusic 2015 got off to a haunting start at the Purcell Room on 1 September with the unusual fusion duo SU:M. I have to confess that, based on the one or two YouTube videos I had watched prior to the evening, I was expecting to be lukewarm. And having an English pianist playing some of […]

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Event news: K-Music – the workshops, 21+22 Sept

by Events Editor 13 September 2015
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Two workshops have been organised at the KCC featuring performers from the K-Music Festival. As usual, registration at the KCC is required via info@kccuk.org.uk. Samulnori Workshop Monday 21 September 2015, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre UK Host: Noreum Machi Moderator: Prof. Keith Howard, SOAS Workshop: The evening provides guests with the opportunity to develop an understanding […]

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K-music rising stars – recitals at the KCC

by Events Editor 31 August 2015
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Running alongside the K-music festival is a series of three performances in the KCCUK featuring young UK-based Korean musicians. Admission is free, but booking is essential. To reserve your place, RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk or 020 7004 2600 with your details (name, contact details and number of tickets required). All performances are at 7pm at the […]

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Event news: K-music 2015 — Korean National Gugak Centre, 30 Sept

by Events Editor 15 August 2015
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The final concert in K-music 2015. And the programme ends with a lively sinawi. Good choice. K-Music: Korean National Gugak Centre Wednesday 30 September | 7:30PM LONDON Lilian Baylis Studio | Sadler’s Wells | Rosebery Avenue | London EC1R 4TN £15 + Booking fee The Korean National Gugak Centre is one of the great arts […]

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Event news: K-music 2015 — Pansori Night, 23 Sept

by Events Editor 15 August 2015
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This could be the highlight of the 2015 K-music series, and it’s free – to help celebrate Chuseok: K-Music: The Pansori Night Wednesday 23 September | 7:30PM LONDON Cadogan Hall | 5 Sloane Terrace | London SW1X 9DQ FREE but ticketed The Pansori Night will bring together six talented performers for an evening of music, […]

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Event news: K-music 2015 — Noreum Machi, 20 Sept

by Events Editor 15 August 2015
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A fun evening of percussion with plenty of visual excitement too: K-Music: Noreum Machi Sunday 20 September | 8:00PM LONDON Kings Place (Hall Two) | 90 York Way | London N1 9AG £10 + Booking fee There’s a theatrical strand to a lot of Korean music and, for more than 20 years, Noreum Machi have […]

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Event news: K-music 2015 — Jambinai, 16 Sept

by Events Editor 15 August 2015
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We’ve been wanting to see Jambinai live for years, but never made it down to Womad or any other of their gigs. So we’ll definitely be at the Rich Mix for this. K-Music: Jambinai Wednesday 16 September | 8:00PM LONDON Rich Mix | 35-47 Bethnal Green Road | London E1 6LA £10 + Booking fee […]

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Event news: K-music 2015 — No Brain, 11 Sept

by Events Editor 15 August 2015
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This one will definitely be worth checking out: K-Music: No Brain + support Friday 11 September | 7:00PM LONDON Scala | 275 Pentonville Road | Kings Cross | London N1 9NL £10 + Booking fee In England, we know a bit about Korean art music and hold some preconceptions about K-Pop – but we don’t […]

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Event news: K-music 2015 — The Barberettes, 4+5 Sept

by Events Editor 15 August 2015
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Two appearances from The Barberettes will be a really fun highlight of K-music 2015. K-Music: The Barberettes Friday 4 September | 8:00PM Saturday 5 September | 8:00PM LONDON Forge | 3-7 Delancey St | London NW1 7NL £15 + Booking fee The Barberettes are a spectacular vocal harmony trio, a timeslip girl group who turn […]

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Event news: K-music 2015 — SU:M + special guest, 1 Sept

by Events Editor 15 August 2015
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2015’s K-music festival opens on the South Bank on 1 September with SU:M. K-Music: SU:M + special guest Arthur Jeffes from Penguin Cafe Tuesday 1 September | 7:45PM LONDON Southbank Centre | Purcell Room | Belvedere Road | London SE1 8XX £15 + Booking fee | Book here SU:M’s name (pronounced “soom”) translates as “breath” […]

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