Try your hand at the rhythms of Korea in this new drumming series! Participants explore Korea’s percussion heritage through six sessions of hands-on instruction guided by percussionist Brian Chae.
This workshop series focuses on samulnori, a type of pungmul or folk music. Samulnori means “four objects play.” The four objects are: kwaenggwari (small gong), jing (large gong), janggu (hourglass-shaped drum) and buk (barrel drum). Samulnori comes in many forms and varies depending on the region in which it is practiced. Participants will enjoy playing the janggu and buk drums!
Join us on Monday nights to experiment with the traditional beats of Korea!All are welcomed to participate in this workshop series. Drumming or dance experience is not required. All ages, body types, abilities, and genders are encouraged to join!
Rhythms of Korea
Percussion Workshop Series
12-Hour Workshop Registration
Mondays, October 19, 26 - November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015 | 6 PM - 8 PM
Members & Students: $150
If you have any questions, please contact Luz Lanzot or (212) 759-7525, ext. 309.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.
Brian Chae has practiced samulnori and pungmulnori since 2010 at New York University through the Korean drumming group NYU Rhythmic Impulse (NYURI). He continued his studies of samulnori at Yonsei University in Seoul through another group, Tte. He has instructed college students and adults as the former president of NYURI, as well as elementary school students at Flushing Town Hall for Korean Cultural Day Camp. Mr. Chae also participates in annual New York City events such as the Korea Parade, JiShinBalbKi, and The Korea Society's Student Night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He continues to participate in Korean cultural events in New York City in order to spread awareness and interest in Korean percussion in the greater New York City area. He is also an active participant within NYURI, where he continues to teach Korean percussion to college students.