Tuesday, August 17, 2010

An Invitation to the 2010 Gwangju World Music Festival

Featuring 30 groups of musicians hailing from 15 countries! This is another event in Korea that everyone should witness and experience.
The 2010 Gwangju World Music Festival will be held from Friday, August 27, 2010 to Sunday, August 29, 2010 at the plaza in front of the Asian Culture Complex in Gwangju. The festival will feature both international and local musicians comprising of 30 teams from 15 countries. From France's ‘chanson’ to Brazil's ‘bossa nova’ and Argentina's ‘tango,’ the festival is a prime opportunity to appreciate the history and culture of music from around the world.

Representing Korea’s cultural contributions is a selection of star performers of traditional Korean music, including Kim Deok-soo performing samullori, Ahn Sook-sun performing pansori, and Heo Yoon-jeong performing geomungo. In addition to the array of live musical performances there will also be an international world music forum, folkdance workshops, and a showing of international music videos during the festival period.

"The festival is designed to promote communication through the medium of music by offering a chance for international and local musicians to work together," said a festival official.

☞ Festival Period: Friday, August 27, 2010 - Sunday, August 29, 2010
☞ Location: Gwangju-si Dong-gu Asian Culture Complex, Geumnamno Park, Gwangju Theatre
☞ Tel: +82-62-350-2473 (Secretariat of Asia World Music Festival)
☞ Korea Travel Phone: +82-62-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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