It is KPAC's international pungmul project to celebrate August 15, Gwangbok-jeol, Korea’s Liberation Day of Korea. Annually about 20 pungmul/music teams participate in the Project from Korea, U.S., Australia, Mexico, Malaysia, Russia, and France. Project UL-SSI-GU in Chicago has evolved to Chicago Drum Festival.
KPAC hosted the very first Chicago Drum Festival in 2019 by inviting professional percussion teams representing Korea, Japan, China, Middle East, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad.
Rhythm Connections is an annual performance event for creative collaborative music pieces that are reflective of and informed by Korean traditional music and other music genres. The venues of the event include Ganz Hall/Roosevelt University, Elastic Arts and Constellation.
2015 - Pyeongtaek Nongak from Pyeongtaek, Korea
2015 - Norikkot from Seoul, Korea
2016 - Duo Bud from Seoul, Korea
2017 - Hana Art from Jeju, Korea
2019 - Tamna Culture Show from Jeju, Korea
2019 - Kim So Ra Ensemble from Seoul, Korea
2019 - KARTS Dance Company from Seoul, Korea
2015 - Sangmo Pankut Showcase
2016 - 1st SoriBeat Show
2017 - 2nd SoriBeat Show
2018 - 3rd SoriBeat Show: Hare and Tortoise
KPAC artists make about 80 performances to an audience of 25,000 annually, including:
- Destination Asia at Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL
- CelebrAsian in Des Moines, IA
- Asian Festival in Columbus, OH
- Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival, Chicago
- Family Fun Festival in Chicago
- World Dumpling Fest in Chicago
KPAC artists annually visit about 20 public schools and libraries and make a Korean performing arts show to an audience of 7,000.