Making music do the talking 2013/08/17, Source,
The Pyeongchang Special Music Festival winners at Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang, Gangwon on Aug. 9. At center stage are Na Kyung-won, the event chairwoman, and Boohwal guitarist Kim Tae-won. Kim Se-hwang, N.EX.T guitarist, and composer Bang Si-hyuk are sixth and second from the right, respectively. By Ahn Seong-sik
On Aug. 9, beautiful melodies drifted over Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang, Gangwon. They were being created by mentally disabled musicians participating in the Pyeongchang Special Music Festival, which ran from Aug. 6 to 10. The event was held to commemorate the successful hosting of the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, which were held in the city at the beginning of the year. Eighty-eight mentally disabled musicians and artists came from 12 different countries - including Korea, the Czech Republic and Mongolia - to play music and create art,...More
around town 2012/09/30, Source, Classical Concerts ROTTINI Debut Concert: Hero of Voice Seoul Arts Center* Oct. 7 Four of Korea's top opera singers, Park Ji-min, Joseph Lim, Lim Chang-ham and Aldo Heo, have come together in a group called Rottini. Rottini has successfully reached out to the international audience, and took first place at the New York Opera Competition. Tickets cost 40,000 to 100,000 won. For more information, call (02) 580-1300 or visit 222.sac.or.kr/eng. Museums Maya 2012 National Museum of Korea Through Oct. 28 Maya 2012 focuses on the life and death of the Mayans. The exhibition is organized in celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Mexico, and Korea and Guatemala. For more information, call (02) 2077-9000 or visit www.museum.go.kr,...More
Jazz to open summer festival season this weekend 2012/05/19, Source,
American soul and funk band Earth, Wind & Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire, George Benson to headline; Park Ji-min, 'K-pop Star' finalists to join for duets
By Kwaak Je-yup
The 2012 Seoul Jazz Festival this weekend kicks off the crowded summer festival season with American big-name artists filling the lineup.
Among those slated to perform are legendary soul and funk band Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF), jazz guitar greats George Benson and Al Di Meola, as well as one of Korea's favorite R&B singers Eric Benet.
In its sixth run, this year's festival has grown considerably in size compared to the past efforts, with more than a dozen local acts also scheduled for solo or joint concerts on three different stages,...More
Benson, Benet ready to 'Jazz UP Your Soul' 2012/05/12, Source,
Earth, Wind & Fire, Al Di Meola, George Benson, Eric Benet (Center) and Lee Byeong-woo (Right)
Given the star-studded lineup planned for this year's Seoul Jazz Festival, set to kick off next week, it's no wonder that special tickets for the event sold out just 20 minutes after going on sale on March 22.
Overseas artists including Earth, Wind & Fire, George Benson and Eric Benet will join local performers who are sure to "Jazz UP Your Soul", as the catchphrase of the festival goes,...More
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