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Korean Cultural Center Indonesia celebrates Independence Movement Day with art performances

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, April 7, 2019  /  02:31 pm
Korean Cultural Center Indonesia celebrates Independence Movement Day with art performances

Buchaechum (Korean traditional fan dance), as part of the 'The Land of Morning Calm – A Journey of Hundred Years' on April 6 at Balai Kartini, South Jakarta. Held by the Korean Cultural Center Indonesia, the event commemorated South Korea’s Independence Movement Day. (Courtesy of/Korean Cultural Center Indonesia)

The Korean Cultural Center Indonesia held lavish festivities in commemoration of South Korea’s Independence Movement Day, annually observed on March 1.

In its first performance in Indonesia, art institution Busan National Gugak Center presented “The Land of Morning Calm – A Journey of Hundred Years” on Saturday evening at Balai Kartini in South Jakarta.

It boasted a line-up of performances showcasing highlights of Korean culture, including chunaengjon (traditional love story), a sanjo (traditional music) ensemble and buchaechum (traditional fan dance).

Sogochum traditional dance.Sogochum traditional dance. (Courtesy of/Korean Cultural Center Indonesia)

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The March 1st Movement was one of the earliest public displays of Korean resistance during the rule of Korea by Japan from 1910 to 1945.

A special performance during the event saw a traditional rendition of K-Pop song “I Will Go to You Like the First Snow”, which was featured in popular Korean television drama Goblin.

The event also featured performances of both Korean and Indonesian traditional folk songs. The joint performances were expected to bolster cultural exchange between the two countries. (rfa/wng)