Tori Ensemble: The Five Directions of Arirang
World Music Institute and Asia Society present:
The Five Directions of Arirang
The Tori Ensemble transcends musical borders in its presentation of The Five Directions of Arirang, which mingles jazz, new music, and ancient Korean traditions ranging from shamanistic rituals to court songs. Composed of Korean masters and leading names from New York's cutting-edge music scene, the group features Yoon Jeong Heo (geomungo-zither), Erik Friedlander (cello), Kwon Soon Kang (jeongga-vocals), Young Chi Min (daegum-flute, changgo-drum), Ned Rothenberg (clarinets, shakuhachi-flute), and Satoshi Takeishi (percussion).
This program is co-presented by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; the Korean Cultural Service New York; and Asia Society.
The program is organized by Gugak FM.