In the winter time, when London is deprived of sunshine and plagued by rain, random snow showers and fog, we all need a moment of respite – and this year, Ongals, a comedy show everyone ought to see, came to the rescue. South Korean performers have already taken their homeland by storm and are now […]

Formed in 1993 in Japan’s Nara Prefecture, YAMATO The Drummers of Japan have been storming the world without a break, giving over 2,500 performances in 51 countries. After 19 years since their last show in London’s West End, the group will be back in March to rock the audience’s socks off in the prestigious Sadler’s Wells. […]

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 […]

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 […]

  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 […]

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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