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Gwangju brings together world musicians

Source | 2014/08/31 | | Permalink

Approximately 80 world music artists from nine countries, including the U.S., France, India, Norway, Congo, South Africa and Mozambique, are to touch down in Gwangju, the largest city in southwest of Korea.

They will come together for the 2014 Gwangju World Music Festival, an annual international festival that runs between August 29 and 30 on the outdoor stage of the Asian Culture Complex.

The global musicians will shower concert-goers with a feast of music that features various genres ranging from jazz and the blues through to reggae and folk music...More

Seoul metro turns 40: city's must-visit stations

Source | 2014/08/31 | | Permalink

It's the second part of our series, "Seoul Metro Turns 40". Click here to see the previous part.

"I've been all around the world and ridden many a subway train, but only one's so near-perfect I can hardly complain. It's the Seoul Metropolitan Subway System".

These lines are part of "Seoul Subway Song" made by Michael Aronson, a U.S. citizen living in Korea. The music video he produced by himself tells of the convenience and merits of the Seoul metropolitan subway system, based on his years of experience using it...More

Korea, Asia share cultural heritage management knowhow

Source | 2014/08/31 | | Permalink

Korea will share its cultural heritage management technology with its Asian neighbors. The 'International Course for Cultural Heritage Management' is being hosted by the Training Center for Traditional Culture and is open to 14 participating Asian countries.

The invitational training program will be held from August 24 to 31. The Training Center for Traditional Culture has been hosting the program since 2009 as part of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) project of the Cultural Heritage Administration...More

[HanCinema's Actor Spotlight] Kim Myeong-min

2014/08/30 | | Permalink

Personal taste accounts for a large part of a person's preferences when it comes to art and entertainment. Our positive or negative emotions can make us blind to or more forgiving of flaws or then make us see flaws that are not there. When it comes to actors, everyone has favorites and those favorites are rarely the same. However, there are some performers who are good enough to both have and deserve the acknowledgment, if not admiration, of most viewers who experience their work. Kim Myeong-min seems to belong in that type of performers...More

[HanCinema's Actor Spotlight] Choi Woo-sik

2014/08/30 | | Permalink

Dramaland is always looking for stars. Whether new ones it tries to elevate to that status or already existing ones with the power to bring audiences, popularity trumps all when it comes to the Korean drama industry. Choi Woo-sik does not have the qualities the industry likes for its stars, but he has made his career so far by being someone who always manages to entertain, even if his roles are secondary. Often on the geeky or comic relief side, but not limited to it, his characters shape a likable image and capture the attention of those watching...More

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