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Bands from all over the world travel to music showcase-style festivals like The Great Escape in the UK and SXSW in the US each year to share their music with new audiences and network with other musicians and music industry professionals. Started in 2012, Zandari Festa is Korea’s largest music showcase festival.  And while it’s […]

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In 2013, London Evening Standard cited that the Korean Music Festival was “original, powerful and thrilling like nothing you have heard before.” It took further two years before the London Korean Cultural Centre, in association with Serious, co-ordinated more stirring celebration of live contemporary and traditional music. London has already introduced to us the vigorous […]

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  The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is well known for its riverside establishment and venues such as The Rose Theatre. Less familiar might be the fact that the borough is also home to the largest Korean population in the UK, but that said, it is no surprise that Kingston is now home to a […]

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Could you imagine me dancing to the Bollywood music or jumping like a Masai along to the sound of Taiko Collective Drumming Group? I couldn’t either until I did it at the Festival Asia over a week ago. A friend of mine, Monica, who was View of the Arts and the festival’s official photographer, was […]

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                                                                                                    What is the shamisen? I […]

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When it comes to arts, music and films, London has always been in the centre of attention. There has never been a dull moment in the capital, whether it’s the middle of a week or a weekend. This year will be one of the most exciting one in the history of London. For the first […]

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  For the past few years, the fashion in South Korea has greatly matured, due to inspiration from the West. “Factors that have influenced the changes in the country’s fashion are culture, wealth, and (social) media, its developing economy has also had a profound effect on fashion.” Currently, South Korea maintains a unique fashion style that has […]