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Taste of Asia at YMCA Northbrook

On March 3, 2015 SoriBeat was invited to Taste of Asia at YMCA Northbrook and made a suljanggu performance.

Hanul Family Alliance Benefit Dinner at Arlington Heights Crystal Ballroom

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.
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7th Annual Lunar Ball Chicago 2015

On March 7, 2015 SoriBeat participated in Lunar Ball Chicago 2015 and made a suljanggu performance. GPI’s Artist in Residence Suwan Choi and ED Byoung Sug Kim made a collaboration music piece with Jeff Chan, a saxophone player.

Cultural Exchange with Tsukasa Taiko

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.

We thank all community members of Tsukasa including the director Tatsu Aoki for warm welcome and good treats as well as sharing their music.
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Cultural Festival at St. Emily School

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.

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Seollal Event at Morton Grove Civic Center

On February 19, 2015 SoriBeat was invited to a Korean New Year Day (Seollal) Event by Consulate General of the Republic of Korea and made a sangmo pankut performance to celebrate it.

Lunar New Year Celebration at Milwaukee Korean School

On February 14, 2015 SoriBeat was invited to a Lunar New Year celebration event at Milwaukee Korean School and made a sangmo pankut performance.

World’s Fair at Stevenson High School

SoriBeat members are very excited to make a performance at the annual World’s Fair at Stevenson High School on Saturday, Jan 31 at 3:00 pm.

Community Counterpoint: GPI’s Annual Seminar Series

GPI Seminar 5Seminar_Joseph Lee지난 12월 20일 토요일 Community Counterpoint: GPI’s Annual Seminar Series 2014 초청 강연은 참여하신 청소년들과 부모님들께 한인 청소년 정체성 관련해서 의미있고 또한 반성하게 만드는 좋은 내용이었습니다. Joseph Lee씨의 강연 중에서 한 가지 인상 깊었던 것을 소개하겠습니다.

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!

Korean Traditional Performing Arts Competition

전통 예술 경연대회

 

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.