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K-Music 2017 presents

Woojae Park with Shogo Yoshii and Soumik Datta

Monday 9 October
Main Space
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In a nutshell

Stunning Geomungo player Woojae Park collaborates with sarod player Soumik Datta and drummer Shogo Yoshii.

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Woojae Park is best known in Europe for his beautiful collaborations with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – he created the music for Fractus V, which played at Sadlers Wells and toured worldwide.  His main instrument is the geomungo, the stunning bowed instrument that powers the playing of other bands who have featured in the K-Music programme, like Jambinai and Geomungo Factory.

Who's Involved

For this concert, specially created for K-Music 2017, Woojae Park is joined by two of the other creative voices that joined him in Fractus V.  Japanese drummer Shogo Yoshii was a member of the legendary taiko ensemble Kodo, and has toured with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for many years.  British Indian composer and sarod player Soumik Datta was featured earlier this year in his own Channel 4 series – Soumik’s concerts bridge the world of Indian classical and contemporary music. His artistic hallmarks are his collaborations with other artists: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Bill Bailey, Manu Delago, Akram Khan, Nitin Sawhney, Anoushka Shankar, Bernhard Schimpelsberger and Talvin Singh, to name a few.

Serious is one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music. Serious produces events ranging from major concerts, festivals and national and international tours through to learning and participation programmes, conferences and specially commissioned bespoke events.

Serious in association with the Korean Cultural Centre presents the fourth K-Music Festival. This is a festival of Korean music in London, showcasing the breadth and depth of music that comes from the country.

What people are saying

‘A marvellous braid of sound, fusing Middle Eastern influences to a wildly ecstatic pitch - as a fierce expression of unity, it resonates across the work’ The Guardian

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Things you should know

Suitable for all ages

This event is not wheelchair accessible.

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Mon 9 October