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Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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(Houston) – Performing Arts Houston presents Korean pop group Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) for a performance of traditional Korean anthems with an upbeat, K-pop twist. The 9-member band combines Korea’s shamanic “gut” ritual and “minyo” (folk songs) to create traditionally minded Korean music for contemporary audiences. The group performs at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 7:30 pm. This is a free event for the Houston community. Covered seating in the Miller Outdoor Theatre pavilion can be reserved at performingartshouston.org/adg7
“A most astonishing show musically and immensely entertaining- Ak Dan Gwang Chil from South Korea. WOW!!!”— Bob Boilen, (NPR Music)
ADG7 was organized in 2015, the same year Korea commemorated its 70th anniversary of national liberation. By reconnecting with and reimaging shared Korean cultural roots, ADG7 expresses the true meaning of liberation and the desire for unification through their glitzy pop sound, bright costuming, and respect for tradition.
The group’s recognitions include Best Group at the 2018 KBS Korean Traditional Music Awards and the Sori Frontier Award at the 2017 Jeongju International Sori Festival, plus recent performances at WOMEX (World Music Expo) 2019 and global FEST 2020 as official artists and as a grantee of Mid Atlantic Tours’ artist roster in 2021-2022.
ADG7 members with instrument played: Kim Yak Dae (Daeguem), Lee Man Wol (Piri & Saenghwang), Donghoon Kim (Ajaeng), Won Meondongmaru (Gayaguem), Chun Gung Dal (Percussion), Sunwoo Barabarabarabam (Percussion), Hong Ok (Singer), Myeong Wol (Vocals), and Yoo Wol (Vocals)
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This is a free performance. Registration for covered pavilion seating is available on Performing Arts Houston website at performingartshouston.org or by calling our box office at (713)-227-4772.
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PERFORMING ARTS HOUSTON
Ak Dan Gwang Chil
April 29, 2023
Saturday, 7:30 pm
Miller Outdoor Theatre
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