The 1st K-sound festival will be held by KTMGA in order to spread Korean traditional music to other nations and discover talented 1.5th and 2nd generation Korean American musicians.
According to Kim Won-il, chairman of the KTMGA, "This contest will not only be a place of harmony among Korean traditional musicians, but also be a joyful festival for all who love and learn Korean traditional music.
To 1.5th or 2nd generation and younger students, this festival will be very helpful to portray their identities as Koreans.
The contest, with pure intention to continue Korean traditional music, a precious cultural heritage and the root of our nation, needs much attention and support."
As judges, master singer Jo Tong-dal, Professor Hwang Seung-ok, and 3.1 movement UN/UNESCO inherit chairman Moses Choi will be participating.
In particular, Bob Horn, a world-renowned music engineer who won the Grammy Award 4 times, attracts attention as he participates as a judge.For the contest, National Assembly Award, National Assembly Sports & Culture Committee Award, 3.1 Movement UN/UNESCO Chairman Award, Hwarang Award etc. and $20,000 will be provided as awards.
At the K-sound Festival, Sammy Sam of the Public Enemy and Kim Won-il (Woosori representative) are performing collaboration of hip-hop and pansori. The Korean traditional musician such as Kim Young-im, Park Ae-ri, Jang Sa-ik, gukak girl Song So-hee will come out to congratulate the event. In addition, master singer Jo Tong-dal and Hwarang Youth Organization (President Park Yun-suk), a Korean Volunteer Group will perform Nanta performances making the concert enjoyable.
Especially, amongst the young participants, children who have received the Youth Award will join the performance director Jo Hana’s performance team to perform at the US Performing Stage.
Hollywood Actor Jongman Kim and Claire Lee from Buzzfeed will host the event.
The 1st K-sound festival will be held on August 4, 2018 at 12:00pm in LA Korean Education Center(680 Wilshire Place, Los Angeles, CA 90005).
For those who want to participate, the application fee is free. Please download the application from www.ktmga.org and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31st.
The participation inquiry telephone number is (213) 276-7277.
K-sound festival is hosted by KTMGA, sponsored by the Korea Creative Content Agency, World Kimchi Association, Kind People Kimchi, Hwayo, 3.1 Movement UN/UNESCO Listed Foundation, and media sponsored by Sunday Journal USA, RadioK 1230AM and Kind People TV.
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