With travel restrictions lifting from parts of the world and vaccine access on the rise, global arts presenter Flushing Town Hall is excited to welcome international artists back to its stage. Ak Dan Gwang Chil, or ADG7 for short, will travel in from Korea for a special performance at the Hall on Sunday, November 14, at 7:30 PM (ET). The hybrid event, co-presented by the Korean Cultural Center New York, will be performed for both an in-person audience and simultaneously live streamed for viewers at home.
With one foot in the world of tradition and another in glitzy, upbeat pop, ADG7 is a multi-award winning group featuring three powerhouse female folk singers whose rich repertoire is inspired by Korea’s sacred, shamanic ritual music (gut) and the beloved folk songs (minyo) of Hwanghae Province in the northern reaches of the Peninsula. Audiences can look forward to an engaging, immersive performance and will enjoy the spiritual blessings and positive energy of traditional Korean music presented in a thoroughly modern, and at times comical style.
“At Flushing Town Hall, we proudly serve one of the most diverse communities in the world, and we are committed to inclusiveness. Our programming has evolved along with the neighborhood, and that has included our strong ties with the Korean community. We’re also thankful for Korean Cultural Center New York’s presenting partnership.” says Executive & Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek. “We want our audiences to see themselves and their traditions represented on our stage, just as we want to introduce our audiences to cultures and performers they may not have experienced before. All are welcome, and this is certainly a not-to-be-missed performance.”
ADG7 was organized in 2015, the year Korea commemorated its 70th anniversary of national liberation. By reconnecting with and reimaging shared Korean cultural roots, ADG7 expresses the true meaning of liberation and the desire for unification.
The group’s awards and recognitions include Best Group at the 2018 KBS Korean Traditional Music Awards and the Sori Frontier Award at the 2017 Jeongju International Sori Festival, plus recent performances at WOMEX (World Music Expo) 2019, globalFEST 2020, and as a grantee of Mid Atlantic Tours’ 2020-2021 touring roster.
The band features Kim Yak Dae (Daeguem), Lee Man Wol (Piri & Saenghwang), Grace Park (Ajaeng), Won Meon Dong Maru (Gayaguem), Chun Gung Dal (Percussion), Sunwoo Barabarabarabam (Percussion), Hong Ok (Singer), Myeong Wol (Singer), and Yoo Wol (Singer).
COVID Policy: In adherence with Mayor De Blasio’s Covid policy for performance venues, Flushing Town Hall will require all visitors, performers, and staff to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with matching identification. Additionally, masks will be required at all times. For more details on Flushing Town Hall’s Covid-safety measures and vaccine requirements, please visit: https://www.flushingtownhall.
FOR CALENDAR LISTINGS:
SUN, NOV 14, 7:30 PM
ADG7: Korean Shamanic Folk-Pop
GLOBAL MUSIC | IN-PERSON | VIRTUAL
Co-presented with Korean Cultural Center New York, Flushing Town Hall presents Ak Dan Gwang Chil, or ADG7, a multi-award winning group featuring three powerhouse female folk singers and a rich repertoire inspired by Korea’s sacred, shamanic ritual music (gut) and beloved folk songs (minyo) of Hwanghae Province in the northern reaches of the Peninsula.
In-Person Tickets: $15/$12 Members
Virtual Tickets: $7/$5 Members
This program is supported by Korea Arts Management Service and Korean Cultural Center New York. This engagement of Ak Dan Gwang Chil is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For Flushing Town Hall’s full schedule of fall events: https://www.flushingtownhall.