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ADG7 K-Music Festival Opening

K-Music 2021

Wed 6 Oct
Contemporary

ADG7 K-Music Festival Opening

K-Music 2021

Kim Yak Dae daeguem / bamboo flute
Grace Park ajaeng / zither
Weon Meondongmaru gayaguem / 12 stringed zither
Lee Man Wol saenghwang / free reed mouth organ
Chun Gung Dal, Sunwoo Barabarabarabam percussions
Hong Ok, Myeong Wol, Yoo Wol vocals
Chun Jaehyun director
Bae Sanghee producer
Jung Saerom sound engineer

With the explosions of a pop rock cabaret and the grooves of funk, ADG7 (Ak Dan Gwang Chil) draw on the sacred shamanic and secular ritual music and folk song of the Hwanghaedo region in western North Korea.


ADG7 (Ak Dan Gwang Chil) made their critically acclaimed world debut in 2019 at WOMEX and GlobalFEST. With the explosions of a pop rock cabaret and the grooves of funk, the group draw on the sacred shamanic and secular ritual music and folk song of the Hwanghaedo region in western North Korea. Their powerful and engaging performances immerse audiences into a spiritual experience with grooves to make you move.

‘The nine-member ensemble presents itself not as earnest traditionalists, but as a giddy show band with all the trappings of K-pop — choreographed singers, candy-colored costumes and bouncy, upbeat, often swinging songs that link the concision of folk tunes to the catchy repetition of pop, with brash cymbals for drive and flute and zither lines for instrumental hooks’ New York Times

‘There’s a flowering folk-roots revival in South Korea – but no band combines virtuosity, charisma, and pure energy like Ak Dan Gwang Chil’ WFMU 

Date & start time:Wed 6 Oct – 7.30pm
Venue:Hall One
Price:£15.00
+ £3 booking fee.

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