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Alcohol in Korean life [1]
Nov 29, 2013
Tabwondosohoejido (Gathering for drinking dosoju at Tabwon) by An Jung-sik. Families and friends gather on New Year’s Day to drink dosoju to ward off evil spirits and to maintain health throughout the year.Alcohol in Korean life Sul, the general purpose Korean word for all types ...


Cello maestro to embark on Korean tour
Nov 29, 2013
Cello maestro Mischa Maisky will come to Korea on December 11 for a special tour of the nation. His “3 Concertos” tour is being held to mark the 25th anniversary of his debut on the Korean stage back in 1988.Born in 1948 in the Latvian capital Riga, then part of the USSR, the vir...


Artifacts from ancient tomb return after 100 years
Nov 29, 2013
An endless line of visitors has recently been flocking to the Yangsan Museum in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province) to see a special exhibition, “The Return After 100 Years’ Absence, Yangsan Bubuchong.” There are 68 artifacts on display including a gilt-bronze crown, nec...


New Korean Cultural Center opens in Brussels
Nov 28, 2013
A new Korean Cultural Center (KCC) has opened in Brussels, the Belgian capital. Celebrating the opening of the 27th overseas cultural center, the opening ceremony was held on November 26. Around 300 participants attended the ceremony, including Korean Ambassador to the EU Kim Cha...


Orchestra captures sounds of nature
Nov 27, 2013
A traditional orchestral performance is set to release the sounds of nature as replicated by traditional wind and stringed instruments at the National Theater of Korea on November 29 and 30.“Part of Nature” is a creative musical piece composed by Chung Il-yeon, a Korean-German mu...


Festival promotes Korea-Thai cultural exchange
Nov 26, 2013
Korea and Thailand recently held a joint culture festival in Bangkok, the "Thailand-Korea Friendship Festival 2013." The two-day festival was held at Central World in downtown Bangkok on November 23 and 24. The festival began on November 23 with a traditional dance performance ti...


Music unites Korea, Indonesia
Nov 26, 2013
With this year marking the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Korea and Indonesia, music is being used as a tool to unite the two nations. On November 24, the “Woorinen Hana- Kita Bersatu!” concert took place at the Ansan Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Gyeon...


Korean craft exhibitions tour Saudi Arabia, Taiwan
Nov 25, 2013
Korean crafts are making strides overseas. The “Hidden Match: An Exhibition of Korean Craft” is underway at the National Museum of Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh, while the “Constancy and Change in Korea Traditional Craft 2013” exhibit was just held in Taipei, Taiwan. First Korean craft...


Piano, violin duo tours Korea
Nov 25, 2013
“We are truly blessed to be able to each play a different musical instrument that can create a beautiful ensemble when united.”The young musical duo, scheduled for a series of concerts, seemed so excited to appear on stage together where they can show off the harmonious sounds of...


Seoul Arts Center concerts come to a theater near you
Nov 22, 2013
Now classical music fans can enjoy Seoul Arts Center (SAC) concerts at movie theaters around the country. For the first time ever on November 16 the SAC Saturday Concert was televised live at five CGV movie theaters and four concert halls across the country. The 11 a.m. live broa...