The Korea Festival in ASEAN is aimed at broader cultural exposure. Recently, Singapore was privileged to host two different concerts of high musical quality
The Korea Foundation is hosting the Korea Festival from May 16 to Aug 23 in the countries of ASEAN, where the new global economic power lies.
This Korea Festival held in ASEAN aims to introduce Korea to ASEAN nations through a comprehensive programme of diverse activities, including cultural and academic programmes and bilateral forums.
Recently, two events were held in Singapore in the month of June as part of this cultural festival.
Seoul Chamber Society, comprising acclaimed soloists, performed selected quartet, septet, concerto and other beautiful pieces on Jun 5 at the Esplanade Recital Studio.
Ensemble SINAWI also presented an original form of traditional Korean music that combines the earthy essence of Korean folk music, a shaman style of improvisation and pansori, together with a smart, edgy, contemporary jazz approach on Jun 10 at the SCO Concert Hall.
The show drew an audience totalling 450 music lovers, and the ensemble group SINAWI also received accolades and encores for their performance.
The Korea Festival continues in other parts of ASEAN and with other programmes across the other Southeast Asian countries.