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Leeds Inspired


13th June 2024 - 14th June 2024

We are excited to welcome you to the Korean Music Festival in Leeds 2024, which will take place from Thursday, June 13 to Friday, June 14. This event will include a series of lectures, concerts, and workshops, highlighting traditional and contemporary Korean music. The festival aims to foster community well-being through the musical performances and interactive sessions.
For more detailed information, including the schedule of events and how to participate, please visit the Leeds Korean Music Festival.

THURSDAY 13TH JUNE Keynote lecture by Dr Sunhee Koo, University of Auckland 6pm | Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall Korean traditional music concert with 조선 풍류정 Joseon Punglyu Jeong Joseon Punglyu Jeong will showcase the essence of traditional Korean music, encompassing both Jeongak (Court Music) and folk music. 7pm | Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall FRIDAY 14TH JUNE Pop-up booths Korean Street Food & Kimchi • Hello-K • Life Four Cuts Photo Booth • Korean Traditional Games • Hanbok (Korean Traditional Clothes) Experiences • Raffle 10am-4pm | School of Music Korean music workshop 10am | Lecture Theatre 1, School of Music Discussing the Korean hip-hop music industry with James An 11am | Lecture Theatre 2, School of Music Korean Jogakbo Patchwork Upcycling Workshop with Dr Hye-Won Lim 12pm | Lecture Theatre 3, School of Music K-pop dance workshop with KDS 1pm | Dance Studio, Leeds University Union Workshop on Musical landscapes of North and South Korea with Dr Sunhee Koo 1pm | Lecture Theatre 4, School of Music K-pop/hip-hop workshop with James An 2pm | Lecture Theatre 1, School of Music Korean culture & language workshop with Dr Cuie Xu 3pm | Lecture Theatre 2, School of Music K-pop contest 4pm | Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall. K-Hip-hop concert with James An James An is an independent hip hop artist based in South Korea. As one of the rising names in the South Korean hip hop scene, he made his name known through Show Me The Money, a survival hip hop audition program, reaching top 30 in Season 10. Despite the fact that mere seconds of his performance aired on the program, viewers were captivated by his rap, with which he eventually released in his highly anticipated single, “One For The Old School (feat. twlv).” The track was featured on Rolling Stone India and described as “an homage to old school hip-hop and culture… and a message of living your life.” 7pm | Stylus, Leeds University Union | £6