K-Music Festival returns to London

The annual celebration of Korean culture will take place this autumn

The K-Music Festival is set to take place for a third year, produced by Serious and the Korean Cultural Centre UK. A series of concerts and events will take place in the autumn, reflecting the country’s ancient traditions and its dynamic modern music scene. The festival includes some exciting new collaborations and international artists this year including Black String with Northumbrian instrumentalist Kathryn Tickell at the Union Chapel, while at the Vortex club Hyelim Kim will play the bamboo flute alongside Jazz FM Award winning vocalist Alice Zawadzki. The full line up is as follows…


Friday 15 September
BLACK STRING & KATHRYN TICKELL - Ancient Korean music within a modern, experimental setting
Union Chapel, Islington

Sunday 24 September
PRELUDE – Intense rock led by the extraordinary singer Heemoon Lee
Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room)

Wednesday 27 September
JEDUK JEON & JUWON PARK - Harmonica legend Jeduk Jeon is one of the great figures of Korean music today
Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho

Monday 2 October
HYELIM KIM & ALICE ZAWADZKI – A unique collaboration created especially for the festival
Vortex, Dalston

Monday 9 October
WOOJAE PARK with SHOGO YOSHII and SOUMIK DATTA – A fusion of world music sounds with special guests from all across the globe
Rich Mix, Shoreditch 

Wednesday 11 October
KOREAN SOUNDS – Opera and traditional storytelling
Kings Place, Kings Cross

Tuesday 17 October
AUX - High-pitched sounds of the piri and taepyungso (wind instruments) meet an intense rock groove of bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and Korean percussion
Rich Mix, Shoreditch

Monday 23 October
KINGSTON RUDIESKA - Korea’s ska and reggae pioneers from Seoul
Borderline, Charing Cross Rd

Wednesday 25 October
JIHA PARK - One of Korea's most creative artists, who plays a range of Korean traditional instruments
Kings Place, Kings Cross

Tickets and details are at www.serious.org.uk/k-music

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