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Pansori recreates Latin American tale
Apr 25, 2016
Vocal artist Lee Jaram performs 'Stranger's Song,' a lyrical adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short story 'Bon Voyage, Mr. President!' A Latin American short story is being retold through traditional Korean pansori narrative singing. Vocal artist Lee Jar...


Korea-US amity shines through 'Hello, Mr. K!' concert
Apr 22, 2016
A member of the U.S. armed forces joins a samulnori troupe on stage during a 'Hello, Mr. K!' concert on April 21. Another "Hello, Mr. K!" concert was held for non-Korean residents of Seoul on April 21 on a special stage set up for the U.S. 8th Army in Yongsan-gu District ...


Korean recipes: spicy roasted pork, lettuce wraps
Apr 22, 2016
Spicy roasted pork, or jeyuk gui (제육구이), is made from pork marinated with spicy pepper paste. It's a popular dish that many people enjoy. In Korea, many pork recipes can be found, as in the past a lot of people used to raise pigs. Pork recipes can be found in the "Eumsik Dimiban...


Korea Clickers calls out "I love Korea" as it hits 600,...
Apr 22, 2016
KOCIS Director Kim Kabsoo (center) and members of the Korea Clickers Facebook group gather in Gwanghwamun Square on April 22 to celebrate surpassing 600,000 likes. Korea Clickers, the Facebook group for and the Korea Culture and Information Service (KOCI...


Korean, Japanese Pensive Bodhisattvas meet for first ti...
Apr 22, 2016
Korea's National Treasure No. 78 (left), the gilt bronze Pensive Bodhisattva, and Japan's National Treasure from Chugu-ji Temple, the wooden Pensive Bodhisattva, are both on display at the National Museum of Korea this summer. Two statues of the Pensive Bodhisattva (반가...


Korean language gains popularity across globe
Apr 21, 2016
Indonesian students study the Korean language at the Korean Cultural Center in Jakarta. More than 72,000 test-takers worldwide registered for the 46th Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) that was administered on April 16 and 17 this year. The popularity of the Korean la...


Multicultural project boosts cross-cultural communicati...
Apr 21, 2016
“Ni Hao, China.” “Xin chao, Vietnam.” “Kumusta, Philippines.” “Shalom, Uzbeksitan.” “Apa kabar, Indonesia.” These are all part of the series of Kkureomi (꾸러미) Culture Discovery Boxes. Each set of boxes got its name from a short greeting in the target country's main lang...


Motion pictures entertain festival-goers
Apr 21, 2016
Seoul is currently playing host to a movie festival that lets people enjoy a select set of Korean independent films and documentaries from around the world. The Seoul Museum of History will screen some rare independent movies and international documentaries through to ...


Stradivari Quartett comes to Korea
Apr 20, 2016
The Stradivari Quartett, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is made up of four musicians who bring four Stradivarius instruments into perfect harmony. It includes (from left) violist Lech Antonio Uszynski, cellist Maja Weber, and violinists Xiaoming Wang and Sebastian Bohre. ...


Korea, as seen through stamps
Apr 20, 2016
The second series of Science in Korea stamps is released by Korea Post. Joseon's Jang Yeong-sil and Heo Jun and modern times' Lee Tae-kyu are featured on the postage stamps.Korea Post has selected Jang Yeong-sil (장영실, 蔣英實), Heo Jun (허준, 許浚) and Lee Tae-kyu (이태규, 李泰圭) to be induct...