The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados, will next week host a free Korean traditional music concert, Sounds of Korea 2017, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The June 2 event which will begin at 7 p.m. at the Walcott Warner Theatre in the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, will highlight the commanding vocal skills of well renowned Korean artists and the beautiful sounds of Korean musical instruments.
The international recognized group Queen will perform a wide range of diverse genres such as pop, jazz, K-pop, soundtrack and classical music.
As a fusion group, Queen has been well known for mixing traditional melodies with contemporary music. With the growing popularity of K-pop and Korean culture around the world, the group has performed in over 20 countries, including China, India, Italy, Japan, South Africa and the USA. Now it will have the opportunity to perform in Barbados which the Embassy believes will be a great opportunity for the audience to experience Korean culture through music.
On the night of the show, there will be 14 genres of musical storytelling performances, also featuring the popular traditional Korean folk song Arirang, which
is often considered the unofficial national anthem of Korea.
Additionally, the concert will provide an opportunity for the audience to learn about various Korean traditional musical instruments such as Gayageum, a silk string instrument which can vividly produce variation in melody, rhythm, dynamics and tone, and has the unique ability to alter the mood.
The Embassy hopes that Sounds of Korea 2017 will help to promote cultural exchanges and mutual understanding between the peoples of Barbados and Korea, further contributing to the friendly and cooperative relations that both countries have shared for the past 40 years and in future years to come.
Tickets for the concert will be available on a first come, first serve basis. They will be available from tomorrow at A&B Music Supplies in Sheraton and Sundek, Limegrove Lifestyles Centre.