The South Korean embassy in Doha will organise a cultural show dubbed as ‘The Rhythm of Korea’ at the Katara – the Cultural Village to mark the Korean National Day on November 13, it was announced.
Internationally renowned and award-winning Korean ‘b-boy (breakdance)’ performers Jinjo Crew will come to Doha to provide residents with unique and entertaining show at Katara’s Drama Theatre, Building 16.
“The group is thus far the only one to achieve a sweeping victory in five major world b-boy contests (as of 2012), the first time that a b-boy grand slam has been achieved in 40 years of b-boy history,” the embassy said.
In 2014, the group won the ministerial prize from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at the Korea Hiphop Award and serves as honorary ambassador of Bucheon city, apart from being a honorary ambassador for the prevention of child abuse.
The programme at the celebration will also see the group performing ‘Invaders,’ a “perfectly-synchronised group dance and the brilliant movements of Jinjo Crew.”
The group will also engage the audience in some of the performances such as the ‘Beat Box + B-Boy,’ which is accompanied by beatboxing; and with another gig titled ‘With You.’
Spectators will also see the Jinjo Crew performing ‘Tah,’ an award-winning traditional Korean music, which bagged the first place in R16 Korea, one of the five major b-boy/urban arts contests in the world. They won this contest three years in a row.
By developing street dances and complex contents in various genres, the embassy noted that Jinjo Crew contributed to the popularisation and development of the street dance genre.
Apart from b-boy shows, the Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration team will also perform at the event, which is expected to attract a large number of spectators.
“The group is changing the paradigm of Taekwondo demonstration while maintaining its legitimacy,” the embassy said.
“By holding demonstration performances, regularly and as a tourism product, we are determined to making Taekwondo as the number one contests of cultural tourism in Korea as well as promoting Taekwondo and Korea on the global stage,” the embassy added.
Last year, the embassy brought countertenor David Dong Qyu Lee, pianist Sonya Park and Korean musicians of Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate the Korean National Day at Katara.
According to the embassy, these events form part of their efforts to further strengthen bilateral relations between South Korea and Qatar in various fields, especially in culture, education and tourism.
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