Thursday, November 12, 2009

Korean Cultural Festival!

On November 19-27, the Korean Embassy will be hosting a Korean Cultural Festival (perfect for all Koreans living here [who consist about 1/3 of the population in Makati alone] and for those who are Korean at heart) to celebrate the 60 years of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Korea.
The festival will feature Korean food, dance, arts, music and theater! The event will start with  a "Taste Korea!" Food Festival at Edsa Shangri-la Plaza from Nov. 19-23. It will feature a cooking demonstration of popular Korean dishes, an exhibition of Korean agricultural products like Korean tea, and a presentation of Korean cookbooks and fine selections of special pots, pans, and dishes. Visitors will get a chance to eat samples of Korean food like japchae, kimchi, and bibimbap. On November 25, the National Dance Company of Korea will present "Dance of Chun-Hyang," which will feature traditional Korean dances. Samulnori, a genre of percussion music that originates from Korea, will be presented on November 26 by the Noreum-Machi troupe. Both musical events will start at 8 p.m., at the CCP.

Finally, there will be a Philippines-Korea Friendship Parade along Roxas Boulevard in Manila will start at 10 a.m. on November 27. More than a dozen floats and thousands of marchers will demonstrate Korean customs and tradition. The free K-pop concert takes place on the same day, featuring the famous boy band SHINEE whose song "Ring Ding Dong" is number 1 across all music charts in Korea. You can catch them at 3 p.m. at the CCP.
Their song is actually being played in MYX right now aside from other K-pop videos such as 2ne1, Rain and Big Bang! Watch the video here:

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