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Ak Dan Gwang Chil (KOR)

Ak Dan Gwang Chil

Ak Dan Gwang Chil (KOR)With one foot in the world of tradition and the other in glitzy upbeat pop, Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) is a multi-award winning South Korean ensemble comprising “six Korean traditional musicians and three powerhouse female folk singers”. Their repertoire interprets the sacred and the secular, shamanic gut (ritual) and minyo (accompanied folksong) traditions of the western North Korean Hwanghae-do region. “There’s a flowering folk-roots revival in South Korea – but no band combines virtuosity, charisma, and pure energy like Ak Dan Gwang Chil.” (WFMU, New Jersey and New York)

photo Lee Jon Sam