The Korean Culture Centre UK has announced the lineup and dates for all K-Music Festival 2017 shows, including the first UK performance from Kingston Rudieska.
From 15th September to the 25th October 2017 London will play host to the K-Music Festival once more. This year performances include traditional Korean music, storytelling, pansori-rock, and Ska.
Monday 23rd October will mark the first UK performance from Korea’s first traditional Ska band, Kingston Rudieska.
The nine-piece group, fronted by a four-piece horn section and the soulful vocals of Sugar [Seok Yul Lee], have been together since 2004, and have played a whole host of festivals. Their music hails back to Jamaican Ska pioneers The Skatalites, and Kingston Rudieska are well known for breaking into a Skatalites inspired jam.
Jiha Park (of 숨[su:m]) returns to the festival once more, this time with material from her first solo album Communion. Park’s experimental style finds its roots in traditional Korean sounds, relaying them in new and interesting ways.
Jeduk Jeon has gained a lot of attention for being the first Korean Harmonica player to hold a solo concert with a sixty-piece orchestra. He’ll be joined by Juwon Park the guitar player behind the surge in ‘Gypsy Jazz’ in Kpop [see: IU Love of B].
The 2017 Festival looks set to be one of the most impressive, and well worth checking out. For more information on all acts and to purchase tickets visit the K-Music website.