London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Performance by The Korea National High school of Traditional music Teenager Art Group

News of a one-off performance at the KCC: The Korea National High school of Tranditional music Teenager Art Group Date: 7pm, Monday 09 September 2013 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Admission Free Booking: [email protected] / 020 7004 2600 Programme Traditional pungryubang music – Youngsan Hoesang Traditional court dance – Chunaeng Dance Folk music – Geomungo-Sanjo … [Read More]

KAYA to perform at the KCC

Over the last 10 years Jung Ji-eun (gayageum) and Jeon Sung-min (guitar) have become familiar figures at Korean cultural events in the London area and elsewhere. But you might not have noticed that they have been steadily expanding their repertoire, in particular with their own compositions. One of these compositions was performed at the evening … [Read More]

Concert notes: Sooeun Kwak with La-on G at the KCC

For the third event in the KCC’s concert series this year we were presented with Sooeun Kwak’s gayageum ensemble, “La-on G”. The ensemble’s name is a combination of the Korean word for “pleasant”, and “G” standing for any and all of Gayageum, Green, Global and Generation. The music performed by the ensemble is all composed … [Read More]

Gayageum, Be the Legend at the KCC

Notice of a Gayageum concert tomorrow evening at the Cultural Centre. Judging by the names of the items on the programme and the accompanying photograph, this looks to be a concert that will include modern compositions for the modern version of the gayageum. Sooeun Kwak and La-on G Gayageum Ensemble: Gayageum, Be the Legend at … [Read More]

Concert notes: Scattered Rhythms

I’m not quite sure what I was expecting from the Jazz / Gugak collaboration involving Australian jazz drummer Simon Barker on 11 April 2011, but I certainly wasn’t expecting a long drum solo. Companions was probably the virtuoso highlight of the evening, a drum solo in which Simon Barker managed to convey the sounds of … [Read More]

The inaugural KCC Concert 2011: Tori Ensemble

One of the KCC’s initiatives this year is to start bringing Korean music, including traditional music, to a London audience. The first of these concerts in on Monday 7 February. The KCC Concerts Tori Ensemble HEO Yoon-jeong and KANG Kwon-soon This inaugural concert of 2011 brings traditional Korean music to a modern audience, Ms. Heo … [Read More]

Excerpts from Chunhyang: the Opera, at the KCC

Many of you will be familiar with the tale of Chunhyang as a pansori performance, and maybe you were introduced to it by Im Kwon-taek’s famous film of the same name. The story has been interpreted in dance by Ahn Eun-me, and Hyun Je-myeong has created a western-style opera out of it. Excerpts from this … [Read More]