Korean Folk Music 101: Free CES Workshop

Learn rhythms, songs and dance from the sacred, shamanic and secular traditions of Korea’s Hwanghae-do region with a free workshop from the award-winning musicians of Ak Dan Gwang Chil

With one foot in the world of tradition and another in glitzy upbeat pop, Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) is a multiple award-winning group featuring three powerhouse female folk singers and a rich repertoire inspired by Korea's sacred, shamanic ritual music (gut) and beloved folk songs (minyo) of Hwanghae Province in the northern reaches of the Peninsula. Their powerful performances engage and immerse like no other, presenting the spiritual blessings and positive energy of traditional music in a thoroughly modern and often comical style.

ADG7 was organized in 2015, the year Korea commemorated its 70th anniversary of national liberation. By reconnecting with and reimaging shared Korean cultural roots, ADG7 expresses the true meaning of liberation and the desire for unification. The group's recognitions include Best Group at the 2018 KBS Korean Traditional Music Awards and the Sori Frontier Award at the 2017 Jeongju International Sori Festival, plus recent performances at WOMEX (World Music Expo) 2019 and globalFEST 2020 as official artists, and upcoming shows as a grantee of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation touring roster.

This event is co-sponsored by the FSU Office of Student Life.

This engagement is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and is supported by Korea Arts Management Service. CES is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org), the Allegany Arts Council and the City of Frostburg.

Wednesday, November 17 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Lane University Center, Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall 101 Braddock Road

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Music, Workshops/Classes, Cultural Events Series, Social Event, Student Activities, CES


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