SEOUL Weekly: Free Korean Music Concert: Lee Soojin





Feb 26, 2014 / Issue No. 621
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Free Korean Music Concert: Lee Soojin
Gayageum master revitalizes the Gagok
Lee Soojin is a gayaguem (Korean zither) artist known for her strong musical interpretation skills and delicate and powerful technique. She has proved her high potential since being appointed as a Young Art Frontier of the Art Council Korea. This performance seeks to vitalize Gagok, a form of musical poetry recognized as a cultural heritage by UNESCO for its long historical and artistic value. The concert features the music of gayageum maestro Hong Won-gi, a master of the Gagok, played in solo, duet or trio with the Daeguem (bamboo flute) and Yangguem (a Korean dulcimer).
VENUE: National Gugak Center
DATE: March 9, 5PM
ADMISSION: Free
MORE INFO: T. 010-4662-3983
GETTING THERE: Nambu Bus Terminal Station 남부터미널역 (Line 3), Exit 5. Transfer to maeul bus No. Seocho 12 or green bus No. 4429.
Around the Web
A miscellany of high-quality hyperlinks from the week, courtesy of SEOUL editor-in-chief Robert Koehler.
– The Korea Arirang Yurangdan is promoting Korean music abroad.
– Yeol will discuss Joseon scholar Park Ji-won.
– Korea’s comfort women groups are underfunded and neglected.
– Bucheon Comic Museum offers some profound history, too.
Events
Drama production Portrait, written by the high-profile Zainich novelist Yu Mi-ri, will hit the stage again following its premiere in Seoul in 2012. “Zainich” refers to ethnic Koreans born in Japan but without Japanese citizenship. Portrait depicts the adolescent sensibilities the author experienced as a teenage student in Japan. The story revolves around five girls who bond together as members of the literary club of a conservative Catholic girls’ high school. The 1997 winner of the celebrated Akutagawa Prize, Yu has risen to prominence for her sweeping, autobiographical tales of her family history.
Portrait
Drama production Portrait, written by the high-profile Zainich novelist Yu Mi-ri, will hit the stage again following its premiere in Seoul in 2012. “Zainich” refers to ethnic Koreans born in Japan but without Japanese citizenship. Portrait depicts the adolescent sensibilities the author experienced as a teenage student in Japan. The story revolves around five girls who bond together as members of the literary club of a conservative Catholic girls’ high school. The 1997 winner of the celebrated Akutagawa Prize, Yu has risen to prominence for her sweeping, autobiographical tales of her family history.
VENUE: Daehangno Arts Theater 3 Hall
PERIOD: Thru Mar 16
ADMISSION: KRW 25,000
MORE INFO: T. 02-764-7462, www.hanpac.or.kr
GETTING THERE: Hyehwa Station 혜화역 (Line 4), Exit 2. Walk past Marronnier Park and take a right. You’ll see it at the crossway.
Discuss Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga over drinks with Seoul’s Charles Bukowski Memorial Drinking Club. This time they’ll read only the first 12 chapters.
Tippling with Thompson
Discuss Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga over drinks with Seoul’s Charles Bukowski Memorial Drinking Club. This time they’ll read only the first 12 chapters.
VENUE: The Wolfhound, Itaewon
DATE: March 1, 6 PM–9 PM
ADMISSION: Free. Bring money for beverages.
MORE INFO: http://www.meetup.com/Charles-Bukowski-Memorial-Drinking-Club-Seoul-Chapter
Washed Out: Live in Seoul
A former librarian helms Washed Out, about whose latest album the New York Times wrote, “It’s a realm of leisurely melodies and keyboard chords that wash in and drift away, of calm vocal harmonies and burbling electronics, of lavishly blended acoustic and electronic instruments and echoes of reassuring pop from past eras.”
VENUE: Rolling Hall, Hongdae
DATE: March 2, 7 PM–11 PM
ADMISSION: KRW 68,000 at the door
MORE INFO: http://lasrevinu.org/2014/01/28/washed-out/
GETTING THERE: Sangsu Station 상수역 (Line 6), Exit 1
Tea Shops and Tea Houses
Indulge in tea tasting and shopping for tea supplies while delving into Buddhist culture with the Seoul International Women’s Association. Some of the teashops SIWA will visit are the Jogyesa Temple Tea Room, The Beautiful Tea Museum, O’Sulloc Tea House, Yeha Gallery, Kyung-in Museum of Fine Art and Cha Masineun Tteul.
VENUE: Buckchon and Insadong
DATE: March 5, 9:30 AM–midday
ADMISSION: KRW 16,000 for tea at two locations; KRW 10,000 extra for SIWA non-members
MORE INFO: http://siwapage.com/activities/events/tea-shops-and-tea-houses/
Korea International School Spring Open House
Korea International School invites interested parents to visit our campus during our Spring Open House events. These programs offer prospective parents the opportunity to tour our campuses, learn about our curriculum, meet our principals and see what makes KIS a dynamic learning community.
Pangyo Campus : Mar. 6 Thursday > 12:00PM Conference Hall
Seoul Campus: Mar. 13 Thursday > 11:00AM Multi-Purpose Room
MORE INFO AND RSVP: Call T. 031-789-0525 or visit www.kis.kr
RASKB Excursion: Independence Day Excursion
RAS-KB Excursion: Independence Day Excursion
Celebrate the March 1 Independence Day holiday with the RAS-KB as they venture to nearby Onyang and Cheonan to see some independence and nationalism-related sites, including Yi Sun-sin’s Hyeonchungsa shrine, Onyang Folk Museum and Independence Memorial Hall.
VENUE: Chungcheongnam-do
DATE: March 1
ADMISSION: KRW 42,000 members and KRW 50,000 for non-members.
MORE INFO: See this link.
GETTING THERE: See link above.
Everyday Koreans

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Jwibul Nori at a Daeboreum festival in Gangdong-gu. Photo by Robert Koehler.
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