The annual Cheonggyecheon Music Festival will be held on September 22–24, co-sponsored by the KF and foreign embassies in Korea. Musicians from eight countries will take to the stage at Cheonggyecheon Hanbit Park, each presenting an impressively diverse repertoire. Audiences will be romanced by the colorful melodies, punctuated by the fresh autumn breeze blowing beside the downtown stream.
For more information, visit the festival’s Facebook page(www.facebook.com/kf.cheonggyecheon.music.festival).
* Entrance to the Cheonggyecheon Music Festival is free of charge, with no reservations necessary.
|9/22 (Friday)||9/23 (Saturday)||9/24 (Sunday)|
|Part 1 3:30 p.m.||No performances||Aura Patricia of Ecuador
Revered Ecuadorian singer Aura Patricia brings her passionate interpretation of indigenous Latin music to Seoul.
|H2O Sonidos De La Tierra of Paraguay
Sonidos de la Tierra, an orchestra of recycled instruments from Paraguay, seeks to transform society through the medium of music.
|Part 2 7:30 p.m.||Alonso Torres and Lenin Izaguirre of Costa Rica
Renowned clarinetist Lenin Izaguirre joins his compatriot, guitarist and composer Alonso Torres, to present a compilation of works by Costa Rican composers from their debut album.
|Coréon Dú of Angola
Enigmatic multimedia artist Coréon Dú, Africa’s best-kept secret, blends Angolan beats with a host of other genres, including Latin pop, jazz, and rock.
|Jazzkia of the Netherlands
This lively quartet is joined by Dutch trumpeter Saskia Laroo as they blend jazz with hip-hop, pop, and world music.
|Ahmet Baran of Turkey
Versatile Turkish musician Ahmet Baran is sure to dazzle the audience with his traditional Turkish melodies on the kanun.
|Baeshi Bang of France
C’est magnifique! French jazz quintet Baeshi Bang reinvents the hits of 1960s Korean pop star Bae Ho.