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Korean gayageum master spotlighted in British book
Sep 16, 2013
A book featuring Korean gayageum (Korean zither-like instrument) master and composer Hwang Byungki has been published in the UK. This is the first time for a Korean musical expert in traditional Korean music to be covered in an English analytical work. Professor Andrew Killi...

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13th Broadcast Worldwide in Seoul
Sep 13, 2013
The 13th Broadcast Worldwide (BCWW2013) took place in Seoul from September 11 to September 13. A total of 1,500 television and visual content industry people from 50 countries around the world took part in the event. Major broadcasters including BBC Worldwide from the UK, NHK Ent...

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Gwangju Music Festival, a feast for your ears
Sep 13, 2013
The first weekend of September, a variety of musical genres rang out loud in Gwangju. The two-day Gwangju World Music Festival 2013 was hosted on September 6 and 7 in around the city where the Asian Culture Complex is currently under construction. The fourth annual music festival...

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Turkey enchanted by beauty of Hanbok
Sep 12, 2013
The crisp fall night of September 11 in Turkey, Istanbul, was filled with exclamations and enthusiastic responses to traditional Korean clothes known as Hanbok. As part of a special cultural program of the Istanbul-Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2013, the Korea-Turkey traditional fa...

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K-Fashion catches New Yorkers’ attention
Sep 12, 2013
Concept Korea S/S 2014 introduced New York to Korean fashion and designers recently. Among the 800 guests who attended the September 9 event at the Lincoln Center, which was held as part of the New York Fashion Week, were the creator of New York Fashion Week Fern Mallis, the fash...

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Paik Kun-woo: Schubert a poet on the piano
Sep 12, 2013
Two words always pop up whenever Korean pianist Paik Kun-woo is brought up in conversation: diligence and perseverance. He is the most-recognized Korean pianist, well known to have mastered the complete works by the world’s greatest composers such as Scriabin, Liszt, Mussorgsky, ...

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Literacy programs in India, Chad, win Sejong prizes
Sep 11, 2013
September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1965. In celebration of the day, UNESCO Headquarters played host to a variety of events on September 9, one of which was the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize awards ceremony.Inspired by the spirit of Sejong the G...

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Grand prize goes to Israeli drama at 2013 SIDA
Sep 10, 2013
The grand prize was picked up by the Israeli drama series Prisoners of War at the Seoul International Drama Awards 2013 (SIDA) on September 5. Held at the National Theater of Korea, the international drama awards ceremony announced the winners for 2013 out of 225 drama works from...

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Gwangju Design Biennale shows creations from everyday l...
Sep 10, 2013
Gwangju is having a festival of designs that can be seen in everyday life. The theme “Anything, Something” (Gesigi, Mesigi) of the fifth Gwangju Design Biennale is intended to show that anybody can be a designer and present practical designs that can be utilized in real life. “We...

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Asian ministers gather to make Asian culture flourish
Sep 10, 2013
Culture ministers representing Southeast Asian nations gathered together in Korea on September 6 to give their opinions about how to help Asian culture flourish. The 1st Korea-Southeast Asian Culture Ministers Meeting held in Gwangju, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) brought ...