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2017 KF Cheonggyecheon Music Festival

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Date 2017-07-24 Event period 2017-09-22 ~ 2017-09-24 Read 2773


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2017 KF Cheonggyecheon Music Festival


CHEONGGYECHEON MEETS WORLD MUSIC

Every autumn, the Korea Foundation presents a world music festival by the side of Cheonggyecheon, the beautiful stream and urban park in downtown Seoul. Now in its 6th year, the KF Cheonggyecheon Music Festival invites you once again to the outdoor stage at Hanbit Square to enjoy three days of African, European and South American music from September 22 through 24, 2017.

The KF Cheonggyecheon Music Festival will be a special occasion for you to enjoy a diverse array of music from around the world that you may be hard pressed to find at any other music festival. The festival will feature folk music from the Ecuador, jazz rap from the Netherlands, a French jazz band recreating songs from the 1960s by iconic Korean pop singer Bae Ho, a clarinet and guitar duo from Costa Rica, a pop group from Angola, traditional Turkish music performed on kanun, a string instrument somewhat similar to the Korean gayageum, and finally, classical music from Paraguay played with eight instruments made from reused materials related to water.
Take a trip around the world in 3 days, right in the middle of Seoul at the KF Cheonggyecheon Music Festival!

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TIME TABLE

 


9.22. Fri.

9.23. Sat.

9.24. Sun.

3:30PM


Aura Patricia

아우라 파트리샤

| Ecuador|

H2O Sonidos de la Tierra /
Sounds of Earth

H2O 소니도스 데 라 티에라

| Paraguay |


※Special Guest | SAC THE LITTLE HARMONY

7:30PM

Alonso Torres & Lenin Izaguirre

알론소 토레스 &레닌 이사기레

| Costa Rica |

Coréon Dú

코레옹 두

| Angola |

Jazzkia

재즈키아

(The Netherlands)

Ahmet Baran ‘Two Words’

아흐메트 바란

| Turkey |

Baeshi Bang

배씨방

| France |

※ Everyone is welcome to attend for free! (No reservation required)

FESTIVAL TRAILER



9. 22. FRI

7:30 P.M.


 
Alonso Torres & Lenin Izaguirre / Costa Rica

Renowned clarinetist Lenin Izaguirre joins his compatriot, guitarist and composer Alonso Torres, to present a compilation of works by Costa Rican composers from their debut album.
Clarinetist Lenin Izaguirre and guitarist and composer Alonso Torres offer us a sample of mixed musical heritage of Costa Rican origin that has only recently been discovered. Both Lenin and Alonso are classically trained and experienced instrumentalists, but this never kept them from studying jazz and participating in diverse musical projects. The duo’s album “Quisiera Decirte” includes music from Costa Rican composers Fidel Gamboa, Vinicio Meza and Alonso Torres himself, whose inspiration came from Costa Rica’s and Latin America’s rich and hybrid musical heritage.
 
 

9. 23. SAT

3:30 P.M.


 
Aura Patricia / Ecuador

Revered Ecuadorian singer Aura Patricia brings her passionate interpretation of Latin music to Seoul.
To talk about the music of Ecuador means talking about the voice of Aura Patricia and her passionate interpretation of Latin music genres. The vivacious singer has gained great popularity with her interpretations of Pasillo, an indigenous Latin music genre particularly popular in Ecuador, as well as Pasacalle, Bombas, and Bolero. Aura Patricia’s repertoire includes traditional songs such as “Esta pena mía” (This pity of mine), “Aguacate” (Avocado), “Pajarillo” (Little Bird), and “Bandido” (Bandit), among others. She currently works under the musical direction of Chilean musician Manolo Cáceres, who has worked with a number of internationally acclaimed artists. Together with her band, Aura Patricia never fails to charm her audience wherever she goes.
 
 

7:30 P.M.


 
Coréon Dú / Angola

Enigmatic multi-media artist Coréon Dú, Africa’s best kept secret, blends Angolan music with a host of other genres, including Latin Pop, Jazz and Rock.
Coréon Dú is an award-winning Angolan multi-media artist and musician who blends traditional and contemporary Angolan music with Latin Pop, Jazz, Rock and a host of other genres in a unique mélange. His 2014 singles “Bailando Kizomba” and “Amor Robotico” reached the top 30 in the U.S. Billboard Charts category Tropical Songs. Dú ventures into various artistic areas beyond music, including dance, fashion, TV and film. In 2015, Forbes Magazine included Dú in its list of “15 Young Creatives Rebranding Africa” and well-known Mexican blogger LuisGyG labelled him “Africa’s best kept secret”. Dú has won numerous awards, incl. “Best Male Artist” at the 2016 African Entertainment Award USA and “Best Serial Drama” at the Seoul International Drama Awards for his telenovela “Jikulumessu” (Open Your Eyes). His music videos reflect his wide array of interests and talents, fusing Angolan and international music, art, fashion, and dance.
 
 

 
Ahmet Baran ‘Two Words’ / Turkey

After over a thousand concerts on five continents, Turkish kanunist Ahmet Baran ‘Two Words’ is sure to dazzle the audience in the land of the gayageum!
During a spell as the youngest-ever kanun player to work with Turkish symphony orchestras, Ahmet Baran ‘Two Words’ introduced a new ten-finger technique of playing this Turkish zither. Rather than relying on the more artificial tone of plectrums, Baran’s technique allows the left hand to accompany the right hand, creating sounds that sometime resemble percussion, and other times sounding like a piano. With his tremendous agility and speed, Baran’s performances carry an air of ‘other worldliness’ and have made him famous well beyond Turkish borders.
Baran has performed more than a thousand times on five continents and regularly accompanies renowned musicians in various musical genres, incl. traditional Turkish music, Turkish Pop, New Age and Jazz, both live and during studio recordings. In 2011, Baran released his first album, “İki Kelime”, on which he performs his own compositions accompanied by Oud player Kamuran Umuzdaş. Last year saw the release of his latest album, “Kanun Namına”, which blends the dynamic and cosmopolitan spirit of the East with classical and contemporary tunes from the West.
 
 

9. 24. SUN

3:30 P.M.


 
H2O Sonidos de la Tierra / Sounds of Earth / Paraguay

Sonidos de la Tierra, an orchestra with reused musical instruments made from water-related materials from Paraguay, changes society through music.
The Sonidos de la Tierra Orchestra H2O use musical instruments made from water-related materials such as plastic tubes, drums, bottles, among others. It’s as part of the Sonidos del Agua Project, an innovative initiative implemented since 2014 in Paraguay by the Sonidos de la Tierra program, in order to raise awareness of water care by promoting concrete actions to preserve and protect water through the formation of 52 H2O orchestras, and the realization of workshops and environmental actions in 44 communities in Paraguay around their basins or water sources. In 2016, H2O Sounds of Earth was named as UNESCO Artist for Peace.
 
 

7:30 P.M.


 
Jazzkia / The Netherlands

The quartet around Dutch trumpeter Saskia Laroo, once dubbed the “Lady Miles Davis”,
blends jazz with hip hop, pop and world music.
Jazzkia is the title of Saskia Laroo’s third CD and the name of the quartet the Amsterdam-born jazz musician formed in 1995. With their program, the multi-national cast, comprised of jazz and cross-over musicians as well as a rap vocalist, create organic improvisations of compositions from Laroo’s albums. Whereas their repertoire primarily invokes jazz giants such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, or Thelonious Monk, the Jazzkia concept is a direct homage to Miles Davis. In 2006, Laroo was honored with the Montreux Jazz Award, and in 2010, she received the Karmaveer Puraskaar Award, an Indian peace prize, in acknowledgement of playing a concert in India despite travel advice to the contrary in the aftermath of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. As Laroo states, “Music can help to bridge any divides.”
 
 

 
Baeshi Bang / France

C’est magnifique! French jazz quintet Baeshi Bang reinvents hits
by 1960s Korean pop star Bae Ho.
The French jazz quintet Baeshi Bang, founded by Paris-based saxophonist and composer Etienne de la Sayette, beautifully reinterprets hits by Bae Ho, the late pop star known as the Elvis Presley of Korea. Bae Ho, who died at only 29 years of age, was one of the most popular Korean singers during the 1960s and is still fondly remembered by many today. Etienne de la Sayette, both a saxophonist as well as a prolific composer, arranger and producer, formed Baeshi Bang as part of his personal homage to Korean pop music of the 1960s.
 
 

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