Show Highlights Korean Culture

Show Highlights Korean Culture
The performance will include singing, dancing and speeches about Korean culture and history.
The performance is titled “See Culture, Feel Music and Learn Korea.”

Korean art and culture will come to life at the 2009 Korea Music & Art Festival on Thursday, Aug. 13 at Cal Poly Pomona's University Theatre. More than 100 children from South Korea will sing, dance and play instruments in the 27th annual performance, titled “See Culture, Feel Music and Learn Korea.”

The performance begins at 3 p.m., and a reception with Korean food will follow. Admission is free.

The 114 performers, who range from elementary to high school, are part of the World Association of Arts Exchange Organization, a non-profit group that promotes Korean arts and culture. The 90-minute show includes modern dancing, folk dancing and speeches in English about Korean culture and history.

The individual performers are winners from four festivals in Korea that showcase dance, music, speech or painting. Part of the prize is a three-day trip to the United States and a performance in Los Angeles. Typically, the show is held in Koreatown, but organizers wanted to reach a more diverse audience and selected Cal Poly Pomona as this year's venue.

The Cal Poly English Language Institute will participate in the show as a special guest. The event is supported by the Asian & Pacific Islander Student Center and the Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers. For more information, call (909) 869-3306.