The National Gugak Center is holding a total of 46 concerts outside Seoul this year to promote traditional Korean music.
The center’s headquarters in Seoul as well as its branches in Namwon, North Jeolla Province, Jindo, South Jeolla Province, and Busan will be presenting “Dadam,” “Paldoyeonheuiyuram (Voyage of entertainment in eight provinces of Korea),” the children’s play “Oneuli,” “Yeonheuironolja” and other popular repertoires at the concerts.
The center is also receiving requests for performances. Those situated within a two hour-drive from Seoul will be able to invite the troupe for a concert. Those interested should visit www.gugak.go.kr, fill out a form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the email, one should call (02) 580-3044 by Feb. 8 for confirmation.
“The outreach program was launched in 2009 in order to allow people, especially children, teenager, and foreign workers to get to know gugak, or Korean traditional music,” said Lee Dong-bok, director of the center.
By Bae Ji-sook (email@example.com)