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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bora Ju--- A Wonderful South Korean Artist

I would like to thank:
The Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Washington in Tacoma
The University of Washington Department of Ethnomusicology
Northwest Heritage Resourcess
The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the Republic of South Korea
and the Asia Pacific Cultural Center of Tacoma for bringing Bora Ju, composer, singer, and player of the gayageum, a Korean zither-like string instrument the Carwein Auditorium, University of Washington Tacoma, Friday evening,December 4,2009.
I was deeply moved by the music presented by Bora Ju and her friends.
In the video below, she sings and plays Hanobaeknyeon, which was composed by Lee Gun-Young on the 25 string-gayageum.

The selection is five minutes long. I urge you to play it. And ENJOY!!!

Further information about Bora Ju...


Stephanie Frieze said...

Thank you, Joseph, for exposing me to something new. Before we were married my husband was stationed in Korea for two years, but I know nothing about the culture. Now I know a little something.

JosephMcG said...

The Asian Pacific Cultural Center here in Tacoma might become a good source of information for you

I was deeply moved by her presentation... I really have no words to express how I was touched...

Lorraine Hart said...

Simply beautiful...wish my computer wasn't stopping and starting, so I could enjoy the piece without interruption. It sounds very western in its movements...the eastern scale is quite different. Nice weaving of styles!