Pochagi: A Tapestry of Korean Sounds

Thursday 6 June 2013                        7.00pm

Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HD

Tickets – Adult £15 / Concessions £12 (inclusive of drinks)

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Pochagi – A Tapestry of Korean Sounds is a Far East fusion concert presented by Hyelim Kim & Yin Yang Collective – an intoxicating mixture of eastern sounds Korean, Japanese and Chinese with a dash of dark Argentine tango and toe-tapping Irish folk.

Inspired by the rich pochagi patchwork cloth found in Korea, mirroring the tapestry of cultures and sounds on offer, this is a unique opportunity to hear five outstanding East Asian musicians on stage together for the first time, played by artist currently resident in London. This concert also launches renowned taegum player Hyelim Kim’s debut CD – Nim: Hyelim Kim Taegum Collection.

Yin Yang Collective (YYC) devised this special concert to showcase Hyelim Kim and the taegum (Korean Flute), a traditional instrument in Korea, but used increasingly for popular and crossover styles. The concert displays Hyelim’s extraordinary versatility with a selection of music from the Far East and the West, including a World and European premiere.

Alongside Hyelim there will be Japanese shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa, currently the only professional Tsugaru Shamisen player in the UK, multi-instrumentalist Dennis Lee on Chinese flute & zither, rising Korean opera singer Bomi Kim, the widely-used Korean drums, Changgo player Hyunseok Kwon, Charlie Cawood on Daruan (Moonlute) and YYC’s own Director, Mark Troop on piano. Using the Taegum as its starting point, the concert takes a musical journey through folk and classical styles of Korea, Japan and China, flirting with tango (Piazzolla’s Oblivion) and toe-tapping Irish folk before returning home.

This event is sponsored by the Anglo-Korean Society with Sake provided by Tengu Sake

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