Korean artists living overseas to perform during “2008 Korean Festival”

October 4, 2008 at 3:28 pm | Posted in Events, Music | Leave a comment

An array of festival events will be held during the first week of October to mark the second anniversary of a national commemorative day for millions of overseas Koreans.

The Korean government last year designated Oct. 5 “Korean Day” to enhance the status of overseas Koreans and promote cultural integration among Koreans worldwide.

Sponsored by the Overseas Koreans Foundation and managed by Arirang TV, the event, dubbed “2008 Korean Festival” will feature performances by Koreans living overseas, exhibitions and academic events from Oct. 2 to 8.

Some 40 Korean performers living abroad will show off their artistic creativity at festival locations in Seoul, Incheon and Gwangju, celebrating their common heritage and culture through performances and events.

The artists to perform include Kimera, the Korean-born popera singer who lives in Spain; jazz prodigy Grace Kelly, an award-winning saxophonist, vocalist and composer whose parents emigrated from Korea to America; and guitarist Denis Sungho Janssens, who lives in Belgium.

It will be Kimera’s first performance in Korea in about 20 years.

Renowned dancers including Jo Soon-mi and Gong Myung-kyu will perform as well.

Korean-born pop artists living abroad are also to entertain their fans in Korea.

The artists will perform at various places, including the Grand Hilton Hotel in Seoul on Oct. 2, Wolmido Culture Street in Incheon on Oct. 3, in front of the National Assembly building on Oct. 4, Yongin Dongbak Lake Park in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province) on Oct. 5 and the 5.18 Memorial Hall in Gwangju on Oct. 6.

Other than performances, cultural events and an art market are to be held during the festival. For schedules, refer to http://kf.korean.net (mainly Korean).

Source: Osen
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