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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

A review of the Korean cultural year 2021

Each year when I come to write this review, I wonder whether Korean culture in the West has reached its high water mark. And every year so far I’ve come to the same conclusion. Korean music and film, TV and food continue to win admirers, and we can expect to see it continue to thrive … [Read More]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2019

A review of some of the highlights and trends in the Korean cultural year, primarily in London but also with half an eye to anything we might have seen elsewhere in the UK. The review is a personal one, inevitably skewed towards the events we managed to get to. Introduction This time last year I … [Read More]

Live music review: SaaWee at the Albany, Deptford

When anticipating Korea related events involving live performance, I generally try not to raise my expectations too high. That way, I don’t get disappointed. But sometimes I break that rule, usually based on past experience of one or more of the performers. Hence, when pulling together the events post for July I highlighted three events … [Read More]

SaaWee: New Ritual, at Albany Red Room

A rare chance to hear SaaWee live in London. Don’t miss it. SaaWee: New Ritual Friday, 26 July 2019 at 19:40 The Albany, Red Room Douglas Way, Deptford, London, SE8 4AG Tickets: £10 Check for updates on the Facebook event page 1. Festival of Five Gods We ask for the cleansing of our surroundings and … [Read More]

SaaWee Korean Rhythm Project at October Gallery

An interesting early evening performance coinciding with Art Night. Sanjo Festival NYC presents SAAWEE duo of Korean percussions and contemporary violin incorporating Korean Shaman Rhythm. 7 July 2018, 7-8pm October Gallery | 24 Old Gloucester St | Bloomsbury | London WC1N 3AL Admission free, donations welcome Check for updates on the event’s Facebook page Sita … [Read More]