Korea’s rising stars lead an unexpected yet captivating musical conversation between contemporary and traditional elements: Chosun pop.
A music genre of its own, Chosun Pop is a mixture of pop, soul, and R&B fused with Korean music’s rhythms, melodies, and stories. Innovated by sEODo BAND, ‘Chosun-pop’ means Chosun (the Joseon Dynasty period from 1392 to 1910) and pop. The style was born from a need to lead Korean traditional music towards ‘contemporary popular music’.
Listen to the music here:
I-Byul-Ga (Good-bye song):
The music and performance includes the Korean traditional story ‘Chunhyang-ga’, which is like the Korean version of Disney, drawing from old stories. ‘Chunhyang-ga’ is considered to be one of the most artistic works of pansori’s Five Stories. This work is often described as a Korean version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in that the main characters belong to different classes and are forced to love in secret – however, instead of ending in tragedy, the couple reunites and live a happy life.
This online concert is presented in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center UAE.
Tickets to this performance are free of charge but online reservation is required. Tickets are available from Wednesday, Oct 20 at 3pm.
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