Through your generous donations, we continue to develop and improve our programs that provide each student with awesome learning opportunities; ones that develop his or her potential, both physical and intellectual, to the fullest extent. Here’s an overview of our programs that are supported by your donations.
Focus On Education
Focus On Professional Musicianship
Your donations can help GPI continue important musicianship activities such as Rhythm Connections. This free concert can happen due to your generous contribution. Rhythm Connections brings together the past and the present; the classic and the contemporary; weaving connections across time and space to bring the excitement of the pungmul (Korean drumming and dance). Be it the rhythms of electric guitar, piano, saxophone, or the melody of haegeum (Korean fiddle), pungmul is implemented- connecting Asian and Western genres in harmony. Through these “Rhythm Connections,” we are bound together with transformational and multicultural music.
Focus on Global Engagement and Advocacy
In 2014, 15 pungmul groups from 8 different countries including the U.S., Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Russia and Mexico participated in “Project UL-SSI-GU 2014”. Last year 22 teams from six different countries joined Project UL-SSI-GU 2015 and celebrated the National Liberation Day of Korean and the end of WWII by playing pungmul in their cities.
This project will be continued next year. Wherever we are, we will bring their instruments to the streets on the National Liberation Day of Korea, August 15, 2016. As we play pungmul and engage audiences to cry out “Ul-ssi-gu joht-ta!” on that day, the globe will resound with drumming in celebration of culture and community.