“Lovely Evening of Korean Sounds” at Queen’s Hall
Writer: Joan Rampersad
Date Published: June 5th, 2017
IN an ongoing effort to introduce Korean music to a Trinidadian audience, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosted a free concert titled Sounds of Korea 2017 at Queen’s Hall in St. Ann’s on Wednesday, and what a delight it was.
The event featured an all female group Queen, a Korean traditional music group that promotes traditional Korean music with a contemporary twist.
In his welcome address before the start of the concert, Korean Ambassador Dooyoung Lee told the audience that each of Queen’s concerts aims to highlight the aspects of traditional Korean song and dance. He said: “I believe culture is one of the most effective ways for the people to understand each other well.” Lee said of the group: “Each of them plays unique, traditional Korean instruments with harmonies originating from both East and West.” Queen has been invited to perform in 20 different countries.