Korean exhibition ‘K-Maestro’ underway in Astana
The cultural heritage of the Korean people, encompassing traditional music, crafts, and art objects, was showcased at a special exhibition in Astana. The exposition, titled ‘K-Maestro’, is one of the events dedicated to the year of cultural exchange between Kazakhstan and South Korea. It was attended by diplomats, public figures, artistic community, and youth. The guests were presented with a unique show unveiling the secrets of the traditional Korean craft of decorative knotting, known as Maedeup. The visitors also enjoyed performances by artists playing folk musical instruments of the two countries.
“We introduced our guests to our ancient traditional art, featuring the folk music genre of Pansori. The Korean folk song Arirang was performed to the accompaniment of drums. It is well-known that young people in Kazakhstan express great interest in our culture, especially in modern Korean music and TV series. Today’s event brought together a lot of young attendees and we wanted to show them the richness of our cultural heritage,” Koo Bon Chul, Director of the Korean Cultural Center Kazakhstan, said.