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    A walk through history of Korean Music
    June 20, 2014, No comments

    I attended the 4th KPop Academy at the Korean Cultural Centre, UK. We looked at the evolution of Korean music through history at one of the sessions. The lecture was given by Professor Keith Howard. The lecture started…

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    Ars Nova: Not Your Mother’s Classical
    May 30, 2014, No comments

    A little while ago, we had the opportunity to attend a performance of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra’s (SPO) innovative Ars Nova concert series. Truthfully though, until the moment we arrived on the doorsteps…

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    Summer + Live Music = Fun!
    May 29, 2014, No comments

    Warm weather begs people to head outside and is there a better place to head than one with live music? Check out this list with the top music festivals to get your toes tapping this summer season. Grab some friends, grab…

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    Korean Punk 2003: 14 bands for 10 bucks
    May 20, 2014, No comments

    It’s been over ten years since I moved to Korea. One of the first things I did when arriving here was to track down the local music scene. Back then, this was no easy prospect. Concerts were infrequent, and there was…

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    White lanterns for Buddha’s Birthday
    May 4, 2014, No comments

    Every spring, the streets of Seoul are lined with colourful paper lanterns, lighting the streets after dark in commemoration of Buddha’s Birthday. This year, due to disastrous circumstances, the festivities…