Rhythm Connections is the collaborative music ensemble presented by Global Pungmul Institute (GPI) that is a community-based cultural and educational organization dedicated to developing and promoting traditional Korean cultural and performing arts. The Ensemble was founded in 2014 when the former Artist-in-Residence of GPI, So Ra Kim led the very first concert of Rhythm Connections. Currently, Rhythm Connections is composed of six members including three Korean traditional musicians and three Western musicians.
Members of Rhythm Connections has performed at various Chicago-based events such as 19th & 20th Annual Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival, 7th Annual Lunar Ball Chicago, Silk Road to Asia Festival 2014, and Korean Street Festival, and at various venues such as Ganz Hall, Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor, Elastic in Chicago, Chicago History Museum, Comfort Station in Chicago, Chicago Theater Alley, Constellation in Chicago, and South Shore Cultural Center.
Rhythm Connections 2015: Norikkot Global Pulse in Chicago
Rhythm Connections 2015 in Ann Arbor – Samulnori Performance