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OnStage Korea: 4th Showcase of the 2018 Season image

OnStage Korea: 4th Showcase of the 2018 Season

The Innovative Korean Music Band nuMori presents 

nuMori Live in DC

Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Studio Theatre (Metheny Theatre)
1501 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

culturedc@mofa.go.kr or 202-797-6343

The innovative contemporary Korean band nuMori takes the stage at Studio Theatre for OnStage Korea's 4th Showcase of the 2018 Season, continuing the series' celebration of Korean performing arts across the DC region. This DC premiere will feature nuMori's signature would music pieces indulging Guna Guna, Spider, and Bujeong Jazz. 

nuMori derives its name from its emphasis on new (“nu”) music (“mori” meaning rhythms and melodies in Korean), inspired by the uniqueness of the Korean tradition. This group’s rhythms, lyrics, and melodies are reminiscent of Korean traditional music, including the Samulnori percussion ensemble and Sinawi improvisation music. nuMori creates their original style of Korean music by fusing jazz, rock, and blues into a high-quality, immersive performance, while also reinventing Korea’s traditional music roots through modern song writing techniques and technology. nuMori’s four musicians are Jun-seok Jeong (guitar/vocal), Han-min Jo (Kkwaenggwari or small gong), Yeon-seung Whi (Janggu/ hourglass-shaped drum), and An-na Lee (Keyboard).

nuMori has performed across Europe, North America and Asia, and was awarded the Musician Union’s Album of the Year with their debut album, Guna-Guna, released in 2016. The group participated in several music festivals including the European Broadcasting United Folk Music Festival, Český Krumlov (2017), Ulsan World Music Festival, Asia Pacific Music Marketing Showcase, Chuncheon Art Festival (2016), and Korea+Japan Festival (2014-2017).

OnStage Korea, presented by the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C., seeks to discover brilliant Korean and Korean-inspired artists and groups performing around the world, giving them an opportunity to showcase their creativity on stage for the American public in the Capital region. The program also fosters international cultural exchange by expanding the visibility of Korean performing arts and artists in mainstream America. OnStage Korea's 2018 Season will present unique, exceptional performances throughout the year, free to the public, in and around Washington, D.C.