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‘Three Colors of Korea’ competition nears deadline
Oct 21, 2013
The first installation of the documentary series, “The Three Colors of Korea,” jointly produced by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) and KBS World, aired September 28 and has gained popularity from across the globe. A special online promotion campaign has been de...


Concerts show harmony of Korean, Indian music
Oct 17, 2013
Korean traditional gukak melodies and Indian pop music wafted through the air of three Indian cities this October. “Falling in Love with Korean Music” ran in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai from October 11 to 15 to mark the 40th year of Korea-India diplomatic ties. The concerts fea...


Violinist Kyung-Wha Chung ready for Asian tour: 'Miracl...
Oct 17, 2013
World-famous violinist Kyung-Wha Chung is gearing up to embark on her first Asian recital tour in almost a decade. This is her first journey since she was forced into a five-year hiatus because of an unexpected injury to her left ring finger in 2005. Chung smiles during an...


MU:CON Seoul 2013 bends genres, stretches boundaries
Oct 16, 2013
The international music fair, MU:CON Seoul 2013, “Beyond Borders, Beyond Genre, Beyond Music,” was held at various venues across southern Seoul and in the Hongik University neighborhood from October 10 to 12. Music industry officials, including Sire Records co-founder and chairma...


Students meet King Sejong the Great
Oct 15, 2013
A series of ongoing and upcoming cultural programs have sprung up across Seoul in celebration of October, the Ministry of Culture’s “Month of Culture.” On October 12, there was a special program that provided a select group of international students with the chance to follow down...


Korean, Indonesian artists think out of the box
Oct 14, 2013
President Park Geun-hye paid a visit to the opening of a Korea-Indonesia exhibition of contemporary art on October 11 during her state visit to Indonesia. The exhibition featured artists from both nations and the president encouraged them all with words of praise. President ...


Dance festival brings global troupes to Seoul
Oct 14, 2013
A festive mood is in the air across Seoul as the 16th Seoul International Dance Festival (SIDance 2013) gets underway. Official poster for SIDance 2013 (photo courtesy of the Organizing Committee of SIDance 2013)Kicking off on October 7, this year’s SIDance welcomed internat...


‘I promise I will speak better Korean on my next visit’
Oct 10, 2013
Korean language students who attend branches of the King Sejong Institute, an overseas educational and cultural center specializing in Korean language classes and the promotion of Korean culture, were invited to Seoul to participate in a seven-day cultural program from October 4 ...


2013 AsiO Gusto, Asia’s first slow food festival
Oct 10, 2013
The 2013 AsiO Gusto, an international slow food festival, took place in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), from October 1 to 6. The “Slow-Food, Changing the World through Taste” event allowed patrons to sample a variety of delicacies from across Asia and Oceania. A total...


First-hand taste of royal wedding and cuisine
Oct 10, 2013
Banquet noodles, also known as janchi guksu, normally only served on special and auspicious occasions, welcomed visitors to Unhyeongung Palace on October 1. In every corner of the palace, other royal and aristocratic household foods had been prepared for the day’s visitors. Some ...