Monday, December 24, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
This Saturday, Oasis Cafe presents "Holidays with Jazz!" with Kiwoong Choi Band. Kiwoong is a professional drummer who has made music with a very popular singer, Seung Hwan Lee back in Korea. He has come to the States recently to further his musical journey at Berklee. No sooner had he settled than he organized a band with fellow Berklee musicians to give us a special Holidays treat.
Drums:Kiwoong Choi, Bass:Changmin Jun, Piano : Kyumin Shim, Alto Saxophone : Clay Lyons
The program of the evening will include:
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Around this time every year, the people of Brookline hold the First Light winter festival around the town featuring a rich brew of performances and events showcasing the local talents from around the world. This year, our own Samulnori (if you are not familiar with it, you may look it up in wikipedia here.) team joined the fun, presenting the popular Korean traditional percussion music and giving an impromptu hands-on demo for curious children:
At the same time, a group was performing one of the great American inventions: jazzy blues music at out neighbor and friend, Chobee Hoy:
East meets West on Harvard Street...
Monday, November 19, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Those who come to our Oasis cafe concerts may remember Sumie Kaneko's performance from last August. She impressed us much with very interesting performances of her own music which felt traditional and modern at the same time.
Apparently, it is not just us who share appreciation of this gifted musician. She (and her pupils?) is performing (Sunday morning, Nov 18) in the upcoming TEDxBeaconStreet event to be held in the Lincoln School this weekend. TEDx is the satellite (regional) spinoff from TED talks, which feature leading thinkers and activists in all facets of our society and culture. Many of you may know how prestigious it is to be invited to participate there. Kudos for Sumie!
Here is the speakers list of the event.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
MFA (Museum of Fine Art), Boston's premier art museum, opens the newly renovated gallery for the Arts of Korea on Nov. 16 along with special music performances and talks.
Musical Performance: Gong Myoung, 6-7 pm and 8-9 pm, Remis Auditorium
Insider's Artist Talk: Kang Ik-Joong, 5:30-7 pm, Druker Family Pavilion 159
More information can be found here.