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Memories of Jindo: Korean Folk Songs from the Hometown of Gugak

The master performers of Jindo National Gugak Center, one of the foremost Korean traditional performing arts groups of Korea, is coming to New York!

Along with the New York Korean Performing Arts Center (NYKPAC), they will present an exciting curation of Korean folk music and dance that present the powerful dynamism and deeply established traditions of the Namdo (southern provinces) region of Korea.

Established in 2004 to promote gugak (traditional Korean music, literally “the music of a country”) and to further develop education programs and performances, the Jindo National Gugak Center was founded in South Jeolla Province, known as the homeland of gugak for its strong regional roots.

Since 2006, NYKPAC has travelled to the Jindo National Gugak Center for their annual “Summer Trip to Korea: A Cultural and Performing Arts Experience.” Designed for second generation Korean-Americans, Korean adoptees, and their families, the trip members experience intensive Korean traditional music, dance, and samulnori instruction under the direction of master instructors through performance workshops. The evening will feature a reunion performance with students and masters in New York.

Sounds of Korea, a dance troupe of the NYKPAC, will also join and present elegant court dance pieces such as Honam Geommu (Sword Dance) and Seungmu (Korean Monk's Dance) from the southern region as a contrast to the folk tradition.

Online registration is now closed as we have reached maximum capacity for this event. Thank you very much for your interest and we hope to see you at future events.


Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Expected Run Time is 90 minutes

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