FANS of Korean dramas and music in Qatar are in for a treat as Korean fusion band Queen is set to perform at the Katara Drama Theatre on March 30.
Katara Cultural Village, Qatar
30 March 2019, 07:00 PM
30 March 2019, 11:00 PM
K-Pop and classical music lovers can look forward to this yet another exciting show presented by the Korean Embassy and the Korea Foundation on March 30. The concert titled ‘Fantastic Sounds of Korea’ will see the five-woman band entertain musicophiles in Doha with their distinct musical repertoire comprising traditional and K-Pop music with a twist. The band has been known for introducing Korean culture in many parts of the world by reinterpreting Korea’s tradition from a contemporary perspective.
The show will also serve as a kick-off event for a slew of cultural programmes to be hosted by the embassy this year.
The Korean Fusion band Queen comprises of musicians playing four different instruments including Ah-Reum Lee on gayageum (zither), Hye-Kyung Kwon on daegeum (flute), Yi-Su Chung on janggu (drum) and Kyung-Min Kim on electric violin.
Ji-Hyun Kim, on the other hand, will charm the audience with Pansori, a Korean genre of musical storytelling recognized by Unesco as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Pansori is performed by a vocalist and a drummer with similarities to opera characterized by expressive singing, stylized speech and a repertory of narratives and gestures.
Following in the footsteps of the K-Pop craze, Queen has already performed in over 60 cities in 40 countries. Apart from traditional and K-Pop songs, other exciting items in the repertoire for Queen’s Doha show include a medley of soundtracks of Korean TV series including Onara- the ending theme of the highly popular Korean TV series “jewel in the Palace,” theme from the Hollywood movie “Mission Impossible,” Winter from Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and a special song for Qatar, all in Queen’s style.
Furthermore, Queen will showcase their reinterpretation of Arirang, a Korean folk song that is estimated to be over 600 years old and listed on the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. A special song for Qatar will also be part of the performance of Queen