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Festival promotes Korea-Thai cultural exchange
Nov 26, 2013
Korea and Thailand recently held a joint culture festival in Bangkok, the "Thailand-Korea Friendship Festival 2013." The two-day festival was held at Central World in downtown Bangkok on November 23 and 24. The festival began on November 23 with a traditional dance performance ti...


Music unites Korea, Indonesia
Nov 26, 2013
With this year marking the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Korea and Indonesia, music is being used as a tool to unite the two nations. On November 24, the “Woorinen Hana- Kita Bersatu!” concert took place at the Ansan Sangnoksu Gymnasium in Gyeon...


Korean craft exhibitions tour Saudi Arabia, Taiwan
Nov 25, 2013
Korean crafts are making strides overseas. The “Hidden Match: An Exhibition of Korean Craft” is underway at the National Museum of Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh, while the “Constancy and Change in Korea Traditional Craft 2013” exhibit was just held in Taipei, Taiwan. First Korean craft...


Piano, violin duo tours Korea
Nov 25, 2013
“We are truly blessed to be able to each play a different musical instrument that can create a beautiful ensemble when united.”The young musical duo, scheduled for a series of concerts, seemed so excited to appear on stage together where they can show off the harmonious sounds of...


Seoul Arts Center concerts come to a theater near you
Nov 22, 2013
Now classical music fans can enjoy Seoul Arts Center (SAC) concerts at movie theaters around the country. For the first time ever on November 16 the SAC Saturday Concert was televised live at five CGV movie theaters and four concert halls across the country. The 11 a.m. live broa...


Naju National Museum opens its doors
Nov 22, 2013
Naju recently opened a museum that brings together the essence of the ancient culture that developed along the Yeongsangang River. On November 22, the Naju National Museum opened its doors, becoming the first ever national museum in the province. Naju is a city in western Jeollan...


Future of content discussed at DICON 2013
Nov 22, 2013
Creative industry professionals from around the world gathered in Seoul to discuss the latest trends and knowledge regarding the content industry. At the 12th DICON 2013 conference on November 20 and 21, 35 specialists from the United States, Britain, Japan, China, France and els...


Gat, traditional headgear in Korea [1]
Nov 21, 2013
The world of hanbok is broad and deep. Like any collection of fashions, it has its variations, but a dapper Joseon-era man would always take care to wear his gat. Take a look at some Joseon Dynasty paintings. They show us the street scenes of the time: what people wore, what they...


Don Quixote embarks on his quest for dreams in Seoul
Nov 20, 2013
The journey of Don Quixote to find adventure and to accomplish his dreams has been revived on a Korean stage. Don Quixote is the famous hero who first appeared in the 17th century masterpiece ”The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha” (1605) by Spanish literary colossus M...


Blue-eyed Korean Bak Yeon loves Joseon
Nov 19, 2013
Many people might think of Hendrik Hamel (1630-1692) as the first Dutchman to land on Korean soil, back during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). However, some 25 years before Hamel there was another Dutchman who set foot on the peninsula and even lived here for the rest of his...