Los Angeles, CA

Discovering Korean Folk-Roots With U.S. Tour

Amber Alexandria

ADG7 (Ak Dan Gwang Chil), a special performance by the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles (KCCLA) and SORI Artists, will take place on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre (4401 W 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005). Tickets are free, but advance reservations are necessary.

"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." (The New York Times)
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ADG7(Ak Dan Gwang Chil) US Tour 2021Korean Cultural Center

ADG7 is a multi-award-winning group with three powerhouse female folk singers and a broad repertoire influenced by Korea's sacred, shamanic ritual music (gut) and cherished folk songs (Minyo) of Hwanghae Province in the peninsula's northern reaches.

Their powerful performances captivate and immerse like no other, offering traditional music's spiritual blessings and uplifting energy in a very contemporary and often comical style.

"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)

ADG7 has received numerous awards, including Best Group at the 2018 KBS Korean Traditional Music Awards and the Sori Frontier Award at the 2017 Jeonju International Sori Festival, as well as recent performances as an official artist at WOMEX (World Music Expo) 2019 and globalFEST 2020, and upcoming shows as a grantee of Mid Atlantic Tours' 2020-2021 touring roster.

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ADG7(Ak Dan Gwang Chil) US Tour 2021Korean Cultural Center

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