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ADG7 | K-Music 2021

ADG7 | K-Music 2021

Wed 06 October 2021

Stage time / 7:30pm

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Live Shows

Location

LONDON Kings Place (Hall One),
90 York Way
N1 9AG

Tickets

£15 + booking fee

A most astonishing show musically and immensely entertaining. WOW!!!

Bob Boilen, NPR Music

ADG7 will open K-Music 2021 with hits from their debut album Ak Dan Gwang Chil, and their second album Such is Life, which was released in 2020.

ADG7 (Ak Dan Gwang Chil) made their critically acclaimed world debut in 2019 at WOMEX and GlobalFEST. With the explosions of a pop rock cabaret and the grooves of funk, the group draw on the sacred shamanic and secular ritual music and folk song of the Hwanghaedo region in western North Korea. Their powerful and engaging performances immerse audiences into a spiritual experience with grooves to make you move

Band Members:

Kim Yak Dae (Daeguem / bamboo flute)
Grace Park (Ajaeng / zither)
Weon Meondongmaru (Gayaguem / 12 stringed zither)
Lee Man Wol (Saenghwang / free reed mouth organ)
Chun Gung Dal, Sunwoo Barabarabarabam (Percussions)
Hong Ok, Myeong Wol, Yoo Wol (Vocals)

Chun Jaehyun (Director)
Bae Sanghee (Producer)
Jung Saerom (Sound Engineer)

‘Such is Life’ is a treat. One of the most imaginative albums of the year

Songlines

The nine-member ensemble presents itself not as earnest traditionalists, but as a giddy show band with all the trappings of K-pop — choreographed singers, candy-colored costumes and bouncy, upbeat, often swinging songs that link the concision of folk tunes to the catchy repetition of pop, with brash cymbals for drive and flute and zither lines for instrumental hooks

New York Times

There's a flowering folk-roots revival in South Korea - but no band combines virtuosity, charisma, and pure energy like Ak Dan Gwang Chil

WFMU

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