Korean Culture Festival at CSUMB World Theater
- When: Wednesday, December 8, 2010, time TBA
- Where: CSUMB World Theater, Seaside
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
This "Far East Suite" opens with Boyun Kim playing a Korean flute called a Daegum. Then it expands with other performers doing traditional and modern Korean music. Then it explodes with Korean group Noreum Machi who perform a cacaphonous percussion music called samulnori, a modern version of the traditional shamanistic p'ungmul nori music of old, which galvanized Korean students; if you have ever seen Korean students protest, you'll understand how the blood can be roused by this exciting racket. Played on traditional Korean drums and gongs, it sometimes sounds like a stripped-down drum-n-bass clatter, at other times, a trance-y dirge, at at its peak, a transcendent chorus of orchestrated noise. Noreum Machi augment the rhythm with colorfully theatrical coordinated clothes, and choreography. No wonder folks in Brazil, which they visited on tour before their arrival here, get them. [WR]
7pm. CSUMB World Theater, Sixth Avenue, Seaside. Free. 747-7850, 566-1684. http://www.worldtheater.csumb.edu/site/x3400.xml.