2013 Asia Pacific Dance Festival: Samulgwangdae, Dance and Drums of Korea


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When: Jul 14 2013 - 2:00pm until Jul 14 2013 - 3:30pm
Where: Kennedy Theatre, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

The members of Samulgwangdae are boyhood friends, protègès of samulnori master drummer Kim Duk Soo, and are now internationally touring, virtuoso percussionists in their own right. Thrill to their contemporary and theatrical reinterpretations of traditional farmers` band music, shamanistic ceremonies, and acrobatic military exercises.

Samulgwangdae`s musicians are masters of the changgo (hourglass-shaped drum), kkwaenggwari (small gong), buk (barrel drum), and ching (large gong). On stage, the ensemble`s musicians and dancers create a captivating blend of Korea`s traditional farmers` band music and shamanistic ceremonies with its own modern compositions and theatricality.

The Asia Pacific Dance Festival is a co-production of the East-West Center Arts Program and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Outreach College. This performance of Samulgwangdae is funded in part by the Korean American Foundation Hawaii and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Korean Studies.

Tickets from $10-$60, call 808-956-8246 for more information. Tickets are available on line at www.etickethawaii.com, by phone at 944-2697, or visit any UH Ticket outlet (Stan Sheriff Center, Rainbowtique Store in Ward Center, and the UH Mānoa Campus Center ticket office), service charges apply. Advance sales end at midnight the day prior to the performance.

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Phone: 956-8246