SORI 2018: Help Bring the Global Sounds of Korea

SORI 2018 APAP|NYC Showcase: The Global Sounds of Korea

Unbound by genre definitions music, NYC-based Korean music agency SORI presents a dynamic showcase at APAP Conference NYC 2018 featuring three Korean artists who bridge musical categories of traditional, jazz, pop, and world music. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 7 PM (VIP reception at 6 PM)
@ Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
(196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002)

#1 Coreyah (7:00 - 7:30 PM)
A new breed of music that breaks the barrier between traditional and contemporary popular Korean music.
“Mesmerising and wonderful” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
There are few band across the world that so expertly meld classic, traditional instruments and vocalization with entirely modern ones as Coreyah. Indeed, their new breed of music breaks the barrier between the traditional and the contemporary. Rooted in Korean folklore, Coreyah strives to create “living Korean music” by assimilating various world music heritages, such as Anglo-American rock, Balkan gypsy, and a variety of musical genres from South America and Africa.

#2 Joe Kye (7:45 - 8:15 PM) 
Represented by Craig S. Hyman: Numinous Music Presents @ Email: craigshyman@gmail.com or Cell: (917) 854-6315

Born in Korea and raised in Seattle, violinist-looper, vocalist, and composer Joe Kye has drawn rave reviews since launching his music career in 2013, “discharging world[s] of emotion” and delivering “divine messages” with his lush string loops and eclectic style (Guitar World). Drawing upon his migrant upbringing, Kye blends indie-rock, jazz, classical, pop, and world folk to create a unique sound that “leaves everyone in awe” (Sac News and Review). "A single violinist...one mesmerizing symphony" (Sacramento Bee).

#3 Park Kyungso X Kim Chaek (8:30 - 9:00 PM)
As a gayageum player, composer and improviser, Park Kyungso sways between traditional and contemporary music – a truly preeminent contemporary musician. Kim Chaek takes inspirations from all continents- Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas- and translates them with the beautiful language of drums and percussions. 

Although the music of Park Kyungso X Kim Chaek started from different roots, their music is presented through the common denominator of Korean music, improvisation and avant-garde. A duet of gayageum and jazz drums will invite audience to a new level of musical experience that they have never seen before.

FOR APAP|NYC 2018 BADGE HOLDERS: You're invite to attend a pre-show VIP reception at 6PM. RSVP is required to attend the reception and showcase. TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE 12/1/2017.



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SORI Artists performing at SummerStage NYC!

 

Korea GAYOJE featuring Coreyah, SsingSsing & Year of the OX

For the first time in the SummerStage's 32-year history, Korean artists take center stage at this iconic NYC event. 

MONDAY, JUNE 26, 6 PM
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park NYC
FREE


The Korean Cultural Center New York and SummerStage present Korea GAYOJE, performances blending Korean sounds with glam rock, contemporary world music, and a hip hop headliner. 

Please join us for a night of "mesmerizing and wonderful" folkloric world music with Coreyah, the magnetic glam rock of SsingSsing, and the defining lyrical flow of Year of the OX with DJ Zo.

 

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We can't believe it's really happening! SORI artist SsingSsing will be performing at NPR Music's Tiny Desk! Stay tuned for the video! Performance is on Tuesday, 6/27/2017 and the video should be up in September 2017. Sign up HERE to get updates. 

We can't believe it's really happening! SORI artist SsingSsing will be performing at NPR Music's Tiny Desk! Stay tuned for the video! Performance is on Tuesday, 6/27/2017 and the video should be up in September 2017. Sign up HERE to get updates. 


2017 SORI North American Tour

 

SORI 2017 APAP|NYC Showcase

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