Randi Plake writes in:
Wesleyan’s Taiko Drumming Ensemble, directed by Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan, performs the thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming. The Korean Drumming Ensemble, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Jin Hi Kim, plays a variety of mesmerizing rhythmic patterns from the samulnori repertoire. Several dynamic and exciting styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary sounds from each culture.
Date: Friday, May 5th
Time: 8 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
This invitation courtesy of the CFA:
Featuring Wesleyan’s three East Asian ensembles—the Chinese Music Ensemble co-directed by graduate students Joy Lu and Andrew Terwilliger, the Korean Drumming Ensemble directed by Private Lessons Teacher Chunseung Lee, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble directed by Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan—this concert presents a variety of musical styles and repertories from East Asian cultures.
Date: Sunday, November 23rd – tonight!
Place: Crowell Concert Hall (CFA)
Cost: $2 Wesleyan students, $3 all others
Jackie Zhang ’13 wanted to let ya’ll know about the KSA Culture Show:
Time to indulge in Korean culture and FOOD!!
Come to the KSA Culture Show!
Performances will range from Korean drumming, bboy, fan dance, bands,
hiphop dance, and more!!
Tickets will be sold THIS WEEK during lunch (12pm-1pm) and dinner
(5pm-6pm) at USDAN!!
Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 5 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: $3 in Advance, $5 at the Door
The Wesleyan Korean Drumming Ensemble had their end of the year performance tonight. In addition to the Beginners and Advanced Classes’ performances, there was a special guest, Jung Bae Park, who came and played many traditional Korean instruments.
In the end, the audience was invited to join in and give their hand at Korean drumming, and it turned into a really great time with people holding hands in a circle and running around, while others drummed in the middle.
As the MC, Jiun Kim ’10 said, “Korean drumming is about unity and community, so we decided that even with the events of the past week, we should perform as scheduled, to bring the Wesleyan community together.”
For those of you who missed it, be sure to attend next year!
Get your kimbap at Usdan on Friday:
Want to eat something delicious and support a new student group on campus? MARU, the Korean Drumming Ensemble, is holding a fundraiser by selling kimbap, a Korean dish made of various ingredients rolled up in rice and nori. It will be happening during lunch this Friday from 12-2 at Usdan so don’t miss out! Only $3 for an entire roll!
Date: Friday, Feb. 20
Price: $3 per roll