Enjoy and evening of vibrant performances that showcase and critically reflect on the importance of the cultural traditions of Korea. This show will feature a community-based choral presentation of “Arirang,” the song many consider the un-official anthem of the Korean nation. Also featured will be folk and court dances by Halla Huhm Korean Dance Studio from Honolulu and a multi-generational, diasporic piece that integrates Korean shamanistic elements into the interpretive storytelling of the recent tragic sinking of the Sewol ferry in Korea. Following the program will be a question and answer session on the importance of art and its link to Korean immigration.
Hawai'i Community College professor Trina Nahm-Mijo will be one of the performers and panelists. She will be premiering a piece called "Hala Bada Kut" in collaboration with Bonnie Kim, a Korean-American puppeteer, and Chang Yeol Heo and Sejeong Yoo, Korean musicians.
Arirang will be happening on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. There is no admission fee thanks to the generous support of the Korea Foundation, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, and Hawai'i Council for the Humanities.
For more information, contact Seri Luangphinith at 808-932-7216.