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World-class violinists grace the stage this fall
Oct 11, 2016
In the upcoming autumn months, three world-class violinists will grace Seoul's concert halls with their melodious presence. German violinists Anne-Sophie Mutter and Julia Fischer and Korean violinist Chung Kyung Wha will each stage a one-night-only performance at the Seoul A...


570th anniversary of Hangeul: ‘We love the Korean alpha...
Oct 10, 2016
A ceremony at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul marks the 570th anniversary of the promulgation and dissemination of the Korean alphabet on Oct. 9. As this year marks the 570th anniversary of the promulgation and dissemination of the Hangeul (한글) alphabet, ...


'Arirang,' a melody across generations
Oct 10, 2016
The 2016 Arirang Festival opens on Oct. 8 at the National Museum of Korea with an outdoor concert featuring many variations of the song 'Arirang' and accompanied by the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra. The Korean folk song "Arirang," in genres both old and new, echoed across...


Paintings revisit life in ancient cities
Oct 06, 2016
The City in Art, Art in the City exhibit opens at the National Museum of Korea on Oct. 5, with a focus on works of art that depict life in cities from the 1700s through to the early 1930s. Crowds of people, no taller than half a fingernail, walk left and right along a riverba...


I hope you can help deepen Korea-China friendship: cult...
Oct 05, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cho Yoonsun (second from right) greets popular Chinese online personalities who are visiting Korea at the Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul on Oct. 3. A total of 13 well-known Chinese bloggers and online personalities, dubbed 網紅 in simplifie...


Korean intangible cultural heritage comes to the stage
Oct 05, 2016
Five of Korea's UNESCO-registered intangible cultural heritages will be brought to life on stage as part of a series of performances every Saturday throughout October. The National Intangible Heritage Center, part of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), will put on sh...


Korea, Iran share friendship through culture
Oct 04, 2016
Iranians enjoy taking photos while trying on some traditional Korean Hanbok clothes, part of a sideline event at the 2016 Korea-Iran Cultural Harmony in Teheran festival at the Milad Tower in Tehran on Sept. 27. Culture has helped Korea and Iran become united once again. A ...


Performing arts festival brings philosophy to stage
Oct 04, 2016
A production of 'Faust' by Slovenian director Tomas Pandur is to be the closing performance at this year's Seoul Performing Arts Festival on Oct. 29 and 30. The 16th Seoul Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) raised its curtains this weekend with a focus on art as a medium for ph...


Korea, Japan pledge another 50 years of friendship
Oct 04, 2016
Seoul has hosted a retrospective festival on the past five decades of friendship between Korea and Japan, with a hope that the amicable ties will continue for the next 50 years. The Korea Japan Festival, held at the COEX exhibition center on Oct. 2, began with a collaboration b...


Korean Wave’s ever-rising popularity in Bulgaria
Sep 30, 2016
For the past decade, Korean pop, commonly known as K-pop, has been bringing diversity to the music scene worldwide. Often inspired by trends in U.S. pop and hip hop during recent years, K-pop adds its own unique characteristics, such as complex choreography, energetic melodies, e...