Monday, December 17, 2012

Holidays with Jazz [Saturday-Dec-22-7pm]

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.

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Drums:Kiwoong Choi, Bass:Changmin Jun, Piano : Kyumin Shim, Alto Saxophone : Clay Lyons

The program of the evening will include:

All I want For Christmas is You
Winter Wonderland
Sleigh Ride
The Christmas Song
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
O Holy Night
Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You
This Christmas
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
The concert is free and light refreshment will be served.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Scenes from the Brookline's First Light 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

Highlights from the Evening of Korean Pop 2012

We captured the best bits from the evening of Korean Pop.

Pictures from the concert...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sumie Kaneko to perform in TEDxBeaconSt

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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.

Check here for general information about TEDxBeaconStreet. About TED.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Korea Foundation Day at MFA [Nov 16, Friday]

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.