“WOW … A most astonishing show musically and immensely entertaining.”—NPR Music
Stunning audiences with their “candy-colored costumes and bouncy, upbeat, often swinging songs” (New York Times), South Korea–based ensemble ADG7 connects shamanic ritual music and beloved folk songs of the Hwanghae region to the contemporary sounds and influences of pop.
Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) is a multi-award winning band featuring Kim Yak Dae, Daeguem ( large bamboo flute), Lee Man Wol, Piri & Saenghwang (Korean Wind instruments), Choi Byung Hwal Ajaeng (a wide zither with strings of twisted silk), Woen Meondongmaru Gayaguem ( traditional Korean zither), Chun Gung Dal, Percussion, Sunwoo Barabarabarabam Percussion, Hong Ok vocals, Myeong Wol vocals, and Yoo Wol, vocals.
ADG7 was organized in 2015, the year Korea commemorated its 70th anniversary of national liberation. By reconnecting with and reimaging shared Korean cultural roots, ADG7 expresses the true meaning of liberation and the desire for unification. The group's recognitions include Best Group at the 2018 KBS Korean Traditional Music Awards and the Sori Frontier Award at the 2017 Jeongju International Sori Festival.
Opening for ADG7 is Korean American drumming group Woori Sori featuring Skirball exhibiting artist Aram Han Sifuentes. As part of this very special evening, the Korean CulturalCenter, Los Angeles, will offer participatory activities—including the opportunity to interact with samples of traditional Korean clothing and accessories from the KCCLA museum.