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This is SamulNori with Korean Master Percussionist Kim Duk Soo

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 3:30 AM


The 40th Anniversary Celebration of Samulnori Music

This is SamulNori
Performed by SamulNori Hanullim

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.(Door Opens at 6:00 p.m.)
Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814)

Tickets are Free with an RSVP: goo.gl/vhYZaD

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents a special event, This is SamulNori, featuring Korean Master percussionist Kim Duk Soo and his performing art troupe which is a group of four dynamic musicians dedicated to performing and preserving traditional Korean music and dance. This group will perform Korean representative percussion musical series such as Binari(prayer song), Samdo SulJanggo Janggo Garak(Janggo rhythms from three provinces), Samdo Nongak Garak(nonggak rhythms from three provinces).

The Korean words “sa” and “mul” mean “four things” and “nori” means “to play.” In the case of SamulNori, it refers to the four musicians playing and dancing with four different types of percussive instruments. Founded by Kim Duk Soo, the group’s artistic director and the master of the janggo (hourglass-shaped drum), SamulNori has become the most recognized Korean traditional performing arts troupe in Korea and abroad. The ensemble performs in many configurations but often tours as a quartet with Mr. Kim at the helm. The origins of their music can be traced to what is usually referred to as “farmers” band music (“nong-ak”) and ceremonial music. The repertoire of SamulNori also integrates the influences of folk and religious music and their intricate rhythms have become quite uniquely their own.

Kim Duk Soo SamulNori ensemble founded SamulNori Hanullim Performing Art Troupe in 1993 with goal of better preserving and promoting the diverse Korean traditional arts including SamulNori through performances, research, and education. Not only has reinvigorated Korea's entire tradition of folk music, this group has expanded its musical boundaries from the very tradition to the very contemporary, performing on over 3000 stages throughout the globe. Artistically directed by Kim, Duk-Soo (artistic director) and Hong,Yun-Ki(chief artistic manager) those who originated the group of SamulNori, SamulNori Hanullim Performing Art Troupe consist of SamulNori ensembles, Korean traditional performing arts troupe, and contemporary Super NanJang Band.

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