The art of good food comes alive with "Tasty Korea"
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, New Delhi supported by the Korean Consulate in Kolkata hosted "Tasty Korea – a Korean Musical Night" at G D Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata. The event was graced by senior diplomats from the Korean Embassy in New Delhi, the Honorary Consul General of Korea in Kolkata, the diplomatic and consulate community and also professors and students from various universities and schools in Kolkata.
This musical night showcased the spectacular new brand of "BIBAP" which is an upgraded musical called "CHEF". "BIBAP" has been a tremendous draw for the past six years since its premiere in 2011. One can experience 100 % live beat-box and rediscover the art of B-Boying and Acapella with no special effects or recording. This dynamic B-Boying showcases the process of food-making. The upgraded musical "CHEF" is a fun packed show with rich sounds and vivid visualizations. Every facial expression and movement of the performers is thoroughly calculated, naturally incorporating slapstick comedy in the show. Also, 'CHEF' presents a legacy of non-verbal performances and is also interactive as it encourages participation from audience members, which in turn generates unexpected hilarity.
According to a representative from the Korean Embassy, "This musical event will boost the 'nation brand' in the cultural capital of India which is Kolkata. "Hallyu" or "Korean Wave" is fast becoming a buzz word globally. The term basically refers to various facets of Korean Culture, including Korean music, dance, dramas, movies, food, fashion and cosmetics that are becoming popular across Asia and other parts of the world."
The Korean musical night ended with a raffle where everyone was given a chance to win attractive prizes. The event also promoted the "XXIII Olympic Winter Games – The Pyeong Chang 2018 Olympic and Paralympics.Regardless of one's prior knowledge about Korea, this Musical Opera brought unique opportunities that made one discover new interests in Korean culture.