On April 18, 2015 SoriBeat made a suljanggu performance this evening at the 23rd benefit dinner for Hanul Family Alliance. SoriBeat received a loud applause and right after the performance three performance requests were required. GPI (Global Pungmul Institute) always supports the community-based organizations! A big thank you to SoriBeat youth members and their parents.
On February 22, 2015 SoriBeat visited Tsukasa Taiko located at Japanese American Service Center in Chicago as a youth cultural exchange activity. Tsukasa demonstrated two pieces of taiko drumming and provided a short workshop to SoriBeat youth members.
As an exchange SoriBeat made a sangmo pankut performance and taught Tsukasa members a Korean rhythm. Later we all played drums together…a lot of synergy and excitement…Such a great experience for everyone including parents! We were so sad to say goodbye at the end, so promised to invite them to SoriBeat’s place soon.
On February 21, 2015 one of SoriBeat members, Eileen Lee invited SoriBeat to her school’s cultural festival. SoriBeat received a big round of applause several times and Korean parents were so proud of SoriBeat. Other cultural performances were great as well. It was a nice event with families, performances, and authentic foods.
On February 14, 2015 SoriBeat was invited to a Lunar New Year celebration event at Milwaukee Korean School and made a sangmo pankut performance.
최근 소그룹 한인 고등학생들과 상담 중 학교 생활에 가장 힘든 것이 뭐냐고 물었는데 친구, 학업 등 예상 답변과는 달리 모든 학생들이 가장 힘들고 고민스러운 점은 바로 그들의 ‘부모님’이었습니다.
청소년을 자녀로 두신 분들은 오늘 가족들과 함께 소통의 시간을 가져보는 것이 어떨런지요?
그리고 Joseph씨가 다음과 같은 명언을 꼭 가슴 속에 새기라고 청소년들에 전하면서 강연을 마무리했습니다. “If people aren’t laughing at your dreams, your dreams aren’t big enough.”
GPI의 소리빛 청소년 풍물 프로그램의 목표는 ‘풍물’이 아닙니다. 풍물을 통해 문화 정체성을 찾고 청소년 글로벌 리더쉽을 키우는 것입니다. 그러기 위해서 앞으로 청소년 정체성, 전통 문화, 진로 교육 등 다양한 주제로 Seminar Series를 만들어 갈 예정입니다.
Last Saturday, Guest Speaker Joseph Lee gave us a great talk that made youth members and parents aware of the importance of identity formation and think differently about their lives.
One shocking story he shared: the most struggling issue that a focus group of Korean American high school students told Joseph was totally unexpected. He thought it might be about friendship or an academic issue. But it was actually their parents. No exception. What a surprising answer!
Joseph wrapped up the seminar by giving the youth members the following quote. “If people aren’t laughing at your dreams, your dreams aren’t big enough.”
The ultimate goal of GPI’s youth pungmul program SoriBeat is not ‘pungmul’ itself. We will help the youth develop their global leadership by learning, appreciating, and enjoying cultural heritage. Thus, GPI’s Annual Seminar Series will focus on various topics relating to cultural identity formation, career education, traditional culture, etc. Please stay tuned for the next seminar!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Today, SoriBeat participated in the 1st International Korean Traditional Performing Arts Competition held at Judson University in Elgin.
Middle/high school members of SoriBeat won the 1st Prize and the little SoriBeat (elementary) won the Grand Prize. Congratulations!!!
시카고 지역에서 열린 제 1회 한국 전통예술 경연대회에서 중/고등부 큰 ‘소리빛’은 최우수상을, 초등부 작은 ‘소리빛’은 심사위원 만장일치로 대상을 수상했습니다. 축하해주세요!!!
무엇보다 전통문화를 배우는 많은 학생들을 보게되어 기뻤습니다.