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Chang Han-na to conduct Qatar Philharmonic
Aug 08, 2013
Chang Han-na, 30, is about to become the music director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in September, only seven years after her debut as a conductor. Chang said she is going to focus on her role as a conductor rather than cellist. This is the first time for her to lead an or...


Korean food to help fight summer heat wave
Aug 08, 2013
Endless heat and tropical nights can give anyone a hard time. This is why more care is needed in summer to avoid exhaustion. Yoon Sook-ja, director of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food (, Koreans survived summer by eating nutritious energy foods....


Asian, African culture festival held in Seoul
Aug 08, 2013
There is a place in Seoul where people can escape the heat wave and enjoy the traditional cultures of Asian and African countries. This is the Week of Asia & Africa Performance Arts, scheduled to be held on August 3, 6, and 9 at an outdoor stage of Yeouido Riverside Park on t...


Supersonic 2013 rocks on with Cho Yong-pil
Aug 07, 2013
K-pop legend Cho Yong-pil had his first chance to meet his music fans. At dawn on August 6, Cho recorded his hit song “Let’s Go On a Trip” with young musicians scheduled to play Supersonic 2013. K-pop legend Cho Yong-pil sings his hit song “Lets Go On a Trip” with young musi...


Culture ministry designates regional cultural brands
Aug 07, 2013
Modern Alley in Daegu and Sihwa Cultural Village in Gwangju have been chosen as regional cultural brands. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism selected highly recognized and favored projects among regional programs utilizing cultural assets for designation as 2013 regional...


Istanbul and Gyeongju to revive Silk Road
Aug 06, 2013
Two cities, located on either end of the Silk Road, are set to meet at the end of this month through a global cultural festival. Through the Istanbul-Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2013 in place from August 31 to September 22, Turkey, known as the cradle of ancient civilization, wil...


Learn about Korean tradition with ‘HAN STYLE’
Aug 05, 2013
For anyone interested in learning about Korean traditions, the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation (CHF) has launched a program offering a chance to experience the nation’s food, clothing, and culture.Entitled HAN STYLE, this multifaceted program features classes for cooking tradi...


Reading: good way to spend summer
Aug 05, 2013
A public initiative of the Korean government is underway to encourage reading. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) hosted a book-sharing event on August 2 at Seoul and Yongsan stations in order to foster a cultural climate that encourages reading.The culture minist...

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Every stitch of Joseon royal embroidery holds grace
Aug 02, 2013
For those who are looking for something to bring themselves back to the old days of Korea, there is a good opportunity to embark on a journey to the Joseon Dynasty and experience what the clothes worn by Joseon-era royal families look like. The National Palace Museum of Korea is ...


Experience Joseon summer at NFMK
Aug 02, 2013
Entering into summer, the National Folk Museum of Korea (NFMK) came up with an inquiry: how would ancient Koreans have spent sweltering summer days in Joseon (1392-1910) times?In order to share the answer, the NFMK is providing a special exhibition titled “Shim” (relaxing) where ...