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    Korean percussion group to rock Brunei

    James Kon

    Members of the public are in for a special treat this weekend as ‘Jin Myung’, a Korean percussion group comprising eight musicians will be in Brunei Darussalam to showcase an electrifying performance.

    The group will perform at the Korean Festival 2019 on September 13 (8pm to 9pm) and 15 (8.30pm to 9pm) as well as at the Korean cultural performance on September 14 evening at Jerudong International School (JIS) Arts Centre.

    Jin Myung has performed around the world and bring a unique performance that interprets Korean traditional music in the modern global age through their drum beating and other skills as well as talents.

    In an email interview, one of the performers You Byoungwook expressed that the group was looking forward to perform in Brunei.

    “We have heard a lot about Brunei and we are very honoured, happy and thankful to be able to perform in a country where we have always thought is unique,” he said.

    Korean percussion group ‘Jin Myung’. PHOTO: JAMES KON
    The Korean percussion group will perform at Jerudong International School (JIS) Arts Centre. PHOTO: JIS

    Explaining about Jin Myung and their performances, he said, “We are a team of young percussion players. The crowd can expect to see dynamic, passionate and trendy shows that we have reinterpreted from Korean traditional performance for everybody to enjoy.

    “There are eight of us. We will be showcasing different instruments and various performances.

    “We have been working as a team for 20 years since we were young. We are blessed to be doing what we love as a job. Obviously, the process of the whole journey can get tough. However, a crowd’s round of applause gives us full of energy that makes us passionate about what we do. We always study to improve and show the best performances.”

    At the JIS Arts Centre, Jin Myung is expecting to perform Chilche Puri farmer’s music in Gyeonggi and Chungcheong with a unique combination of complex beats, Dolgo from a Namsadang play and with beona acrobats spinning.

    The other performances include black hole, beatboxing, Janggu Marching and The Street.

    You Byoungwook highlighted, “We believe it will be a fun and exciting show. The crowd can also expect to see how our team has blended our style into Korean traditional percussion.”

    Members of the public who wish to attend the exclusive performance of Jin Myung on Saturday night at JIS Arts Centre can obtain free tickets from the Korean Embassy located at Simpang 336, Diplomatic Enclave, Jalan Kebangsaan, with each person entitled to two tickets only.

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