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Sounds of Korea, based at New York’s Korean Performing Arts Center, will have a special concert at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival for Heritage Sunday on August 4, 2013.
This event features Korean traditional dance master Sue Yeon Park with ‘Sounds of Korea’ Performance Group and two guest artists, Chung-Eun Han and KyoungTai Kim.
This event will celebrate the exquisite traditional performing arts of Korea, from delicate court music to graceful ritual dances to rousing processional music. Two other performance groups will join this concert with Sounds of Korea. Internationally renowned Ensemble Sinawi, coming directly from South Korea, will perform shamanistic improvisations and the New York Korean Traditional Marching Band will perform a military band ensemble specializing in daechwita (“great blowing and hitting”).
Sounds of Korea is the premier performance group of Korean traditional arts in the U.S., directed by master dancer and percussionist Sue Yeon Park, an NEA National Heritage Fellow. Sounds of Korea will show exquisitely costumed dancers, musicians, and singers performing a range of the most representative traditional Korean dance such as buchachum (fan dance), the popular vocal art of gayageum byungchang, and the dynamic, vibrant, and colorful drum beatings of samgomu drums ensemble. In addition, Sounds of Korea has invited Chung Eun Han, one of the most influential woodwind players today who is currently a principle member of the KBS Traditional Orchestra in Korea. They also invited KyoungTai Kim, upcoming Korean traditional musician and considered an expert in the piri wind instrument.
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