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Werther’s heartbreaking story revived on Korean stage
Dec 06, 2013
The story of the pitiful Werther and his unrequited love has been revived as a musical on the Korean stage. The well-known heartbreaking story about his pure, passionate but ill-fated love has been filling Korean fans with sentiment for over a month. In the musical Werther, ...


Winter nights in Germany heat up with Korean jazz
Dec 05, 2013
German jazz aficionados are being treated to jazz direct from Korea. In celebration of the 130th anniversary of Korea-Germany diplomatic relations, the Jazz Korea Festival 2013 is taking place in nine major cities across Germany including Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich from Novembe...


Enjoy traditional performing arts in Seoul
Dec 05, 2013
A festival on traditional Korean performing arts is being held in Seoul this month. The 2013 Korea Traditional Performing Arts Festival will be held every third day from December 2 to 11 at the Korea Cultural House (KOUS) in Daechi-dong, southern Seoul. The Korean title of the fe...


Korea, Germany walk to the future as friendly partners
Dec 05, 2013
“Korea and Germany were strangers to each other 130 years ago. A navy ship carrying a German delegation came into the port of Jemulpo on October 24, 1883. Jemulpo, now Incheon, was a fishing village that had not woken up. One month later on November 26, the two nations signed a f...


Arirang resonates in Europe
Dec 04, 2013
Arirang resonated throughout Belgium and Spain, reaching thousands of citizens of both countries. The traditional Korean folk song was performed in Brussels to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Korea-EU diplomatic relations and the opening of the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in t...


Timeless beauty of Goryeo celadon wows visitors
Nov 29, 2013
“Blue as jasper, bright as crystal.” So said Yi Gyu-bo (1168-1241), a renowned literary servant and scholar from the Goryeo Dynasty (918–1392), when he praised the beauty of Goryeo celadon in one of his writings. Goryeo celadon seems to hold a mysterious beauty thanks to its icon...


Asian cultural content sought for exhibition
Nov 29, 2013
The Hub City of Asian Culture authority is seeking Asian culture-related content to be displayed at the Library Park, part of the Asian Culture Information Agency at the Asian Culture Complex, which will open in Gwangju in 2015. Regardless of media or format, the content must be ...


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...