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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Gig review: Kyungso Park, SB Circle + Hey String

Isn’t it refreshing when a band exceeds expectations? When you were expecting something pretty good, and you get something astoundingly good. When the newbie support band has the class to headline their own gig. OK, to call the gayageum trio Hey String a newbie band neglects to mention their success as prizewinners in Seoul Namsan … [Read More]

Brief review: Park Jiha at Rich Mix

Park Jiha closed K-music 2017 supported by a trio of musicians (playing bass, sax and vibes). She returned to London this year as a solo performer, presenting material from her new album, Philos, as well as older material. We also got one premiere. Park plays yanggeum (dulcimer), piri (oboe) and saenghwang (mouth organ), and when … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]