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Crossing borders for music

Crossing borders for music
Titled Falling in love with Korean music, the performance gave1500 students from different schools and NGOs across the Capital a chance to get acquainted with Korean culture and music.

Gugak Orchestra consisting of 45 members, also got a chance to get close to Indian culture as they played Bollywood music too.

'We really appreciate this golden opportunity to come to India and perform in front of Indian audiences.  It not only increased the bi-lateral relationship between the two countries but also develop deep relationship in the field of music. When we practised Bollywood OST we felt connected' said, Kong Woo-young, Art Director, Contemporary Gugak Orchestra.

The Contemporary Orchestra performed Namdo Arirang a popular Korean folk song, Daebaram Sori, Daegeum Concerto, an elegantly expressed abstract composition harmoniously interplayed between solemn Korean Classical Orchestral Music and Gourd Scene from Pansori Heungboga, a traditional vocal performance in standing, Bollywood OST compilations like Chaiyya Chaiyya, Dola re Dola and Zoobi Doobi among others.

The orchestra played Sinmodeum, a genre of traditional percussion music with its roots in the folk ways of rural Korean communities for their final performance.

Modification of the traditional scale and its musical structure were applied to achieve a wider expression of their rich traditional elements.
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