Shamanistic Ritual Folk Pop from Korea combining virtuosity, charisma, and pure energy.
Streamed live into your home, join the artists online for an epic show. Ak Dan Gwang Chil’s (ADG7) powerful, engaging performance delivers an immersive dive into the cultural spiritual experiences of Korea, bringing blessings of positive energy originating from ritual and folk music.
Presented in partnership with The Korean Cultural Center as part of The UAE – Korea Cultural Dialogue and supported by the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange.
Here’s a peek at their unique show:
Ak Dan Gwang Chil’s (ADG7) are a multi-award winning Korean traditional music group, featuring six Korean traditional musicians and three powerhouse female folk singers. They perform repertoire from the sacred, shamanic, and secular gut (ritual music) and minyo (folk song) traditions of the Hwanghae-do region, nowadays a western province of North Korea.
ADG7 was founded in 2015 on the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule. Their music expresses the true meaning of liberation and South Korea’s desire for reunification. They recently won multiple awards including Best Group at the 2018 KBS Korean Traditional Music Award and Sori Frontier Award at the 2017 Jeonju International Sori festival. ADG7 has been spotlighted at WOMEX (World Music Expo) 2019 and globalFEST 2020.
- Band Members:
- Hyun Soo Kim (Daeguem); Hyang Hee Lee (Piri & Saenghwang); Hyerim Park (Ajaeng); Meondongmaru Weon (Gayaguem); Hyunjun Chun (Percussion); Jinyoung Sunwoo (Percussion); Chorong Bang (Singer); Hee Rim Wang (Singer); and Minyoung An (Singer)