The Seoul Metropolitan Government will hold cultural and art concerts featuring performances by foreign artists from diverse countries twice weekly during lunchtime on the permanent outdoor stage at the Global Street Plaza in Mugyo-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, starting with a traditional performance by a Mexican troupe on April 19.
The Global Concert, which involved performances by 47 groups from 24 countries from May to early November last year, drew keen public attention and enjoyed immense popularity, with more than 400 spectators, including office workers and tourists, attending each event on average.
The Global Concert, which is due to start again with the onset of spring, will be held for 30 minutes from 12:20 pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Performers of various levels, ranging from amateurs to professionals from Korea and overseas, will take part in the concerts, which will cover diverse genres including traditional dances, instrumental recitals, band performances, short dramas, and magic shows.
Notably, the concerts in April will feature a cultural campaign in which the country that stages the performances on a given day will introduce its culture, including foods and traditional costumes, for twenty minutes from 12 noon, as a pre-opening event, thus allowing citizens to experience diverse cultures from all around the world.
(Related website: http://global.seoul.go.kr)
※ Performance schedules from April to May (Tue, April 19 – Thu, May 12)
– Time: 12:20 ~ 12:50
– Venue: 95 Mugyo-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul (In front of the Kolon Building)
|Tue, Apr. 19||Mexico||Traditional performance from Mexico|
|Thu, Apr. 21||Russia||Traditional music performance from Russia|
|Tue, Apr. 26||China||Traditional dance, musical instrument performance from China|
|Thu, Apr. 28||Multiple nations (Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam)||Performance of folk songs from various countries|
|Tue, May 03||Pakistan||Traditional dance performance of Pakistan|
|Fri, May 06||Belarus||Traditional performance of Belarus|
|Mon, May 9||Korea||Chorus of various countries’ lieder, and folk songs|
|Thu, May 12||Ukraine, Central Asia||Samba, flamenco, cancan dance performances|