NEW YORK, April 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Korean Cultural Center New York, a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, is pleased to present Baraji: Beasohn at BAMcafé Lepercq Space at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 9 pm for their US Premiere.
THE BARAJI group, while preserving the folkloric forms of both Korean music and dance, is known for their exceptional improvisation and spontaneity of their performances.
Baraji is a pure Korean word that refers to the heartfelt care and unconditional support given to a person. In traditional music, baraji also refers to the impromptu singing by accompanists that adds harmony to the vocals and enhances the color of the music. The key characteristics of baraji is epitomized in Jindo Ssitgim Gut, a traditional shamanistic purging ritual for the dead and a prayer for peaceful rest.
THE BARAJI was born to pay homage to and to share the beauty of baraji with the world. It strives to identify powerful elements for interaction with audiences in various genres of traditional music including vocal, instrumental, and theatrical music.
"This concert is being presented as a part of World Music Institute's Origin series [which] highlights artists who delve into the folklore and roots of their respective culture's music, preserving and affirming cultural identities and legacies." - Par Neiburger, Artistic Director of the World Music Institute
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Artistic Director / Han Seung-seok
Sound Director / Kim Byung-keuk
Percussion / Kang Min-su
Percussion / Kim Tae-young
Ajaeng / Cho Soung-jae
Daegeum / Jeong Kwang-yoon
Voice / Kim Yul-hee
Piri / Oh Young-bin
Gayageum / Kim Min-young
Haegeum / Won Na-kyungdlal ek
Manager / An Ji-eun
This performance is co-presented by the Korean Cultural Center New York, World Music Institute, and BAM as part of KCCNY's Open Stage 2017, WMI's Origins Series, and BAM's BAMcafe Live Series.
For performance inquiries, please contact Hyo Han firstname.lastname@example.org, (212) 759 9550(ext. 210)
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