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Busan: A vibrant city turning into prime model for the future

Busan: A vibrant city turning into prime model for the future

BUSAN: Few cities in the world can boast of a cultural program for October as appealing as the one listed by Busan, South Korea’s second-largest city. On October 1-2, the Busan Rock Festival, Korea’s largest rock festival, returns after three years for performances at Samnak Eco Park. The multiple-award winners BTS are on their way […]

Korean Soprano Yang Gui-bee to perform international classic lyric songs, Korean gagok on Sept. 15

Korean Soprano Yang Gui-bee to perform international classic lyric songs, Korean gagok on Sept. 15

By Seok-Jae Kang Asia Journalists Association Vice President  SEOUL: Korean Soprano Yang Gui-bee will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. on September 15, 2022 at the IBK Chamber Hall of the Seoul Arts Center in Seoul, Korea. Lyric coloratara Soprano Yang, an assistant professor of the Division of Music at Ewha Womans University, will be performing famous […]

In Kyrgyzstan, Komuz Day gives life to heritage music

In Kyrgyzstan, Komuz Day gives life to heritage music

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan has celebrated with great pride the komuz, a three-stringed musical instrument that has become a national icon venerated by leaders and people with a day – September 9 – dedicated to it. “The Komuz is the pride of our national culture, a special symbol of folk art,” President Sadyr Zhaparov said in his congratulations […]

Azerbaijan pays homage to pop artist whose songs are “magnificent and filled with love of the Motherland”

Azerbaijan pays homage to pop artist whose songs are “magnificent and filled with love of the Motherland”

  BAKU: Azerbaijan has paid rich homage to famous singer by unveiling his statue at the Baku Seaside National Park. Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva unveiled the 2-meter bronze statue by sculptor Omar Eldarov at the ceremony attended by dignitaries, family members, artists and fans. According to his biography, Magomayev was born […]

Busan mayor proposes allowing alternative military services for BTS

Busan mayor proposes allowing alternative military services for BTS

BUSAN: Busan Mayor Park Heong-joon has proposed allowing the members of K-pop superband BTS to replace their military duties with alternative service as public relations ambassadors for the city’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo, officials said Thursday. The government formally appointed the septet last month as a PR ambassador in charge of promoting […]

MY PEOPLE – Odlar Yurdu: Azerbaijani People’s Ensemble

MY PEOPLE – Odlar Yurdu: Azerbaijani People’s Ensemble

By Eldar Akhadov Russian poet and writer Susha: Between the two shores of the sea – north and south, left and right or right and left, whoever likes to stand, there is a land, aimed to the east – in the sea, like a giant bird’s beak, which can only be seen from space. The […]

Persian, Arab harmony at Dubai Expo

Persian, Arab harmony at Dubai Expo

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: The National Orchestra of Iran will perform at the Dubai Expo. This concert will be held on the evenings of October 6 and 7 under the titles of “Iranian National Day Celebrations” and “The Great Music Concert”. Salar Aghili’s concert will be accompanied by another Iranian singer, Mostafa Ragheb, with performances of […]

Kyrgyzstanis protest detention of musician in Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstanis protest detention of musician in Kazakhstan

Protestors in Bishkek call for the release of Kyrgyz musician held in Kazakhstan (Photo: Kabar) BISHKEK: About 50 supporters, colleagues, friends and concerned citizens have gathered in front the Kazakhstan embassy in Kyrgyzstan to call for the release of Vikram Ruzakhunov, a well-known Kyrgyz jazz musician and the executive director of the Jazz Bishkek Spring […]

Visiting Expo 2020 Dubai: The flamboyant charm of connecting cultures, minds

Visiting Expo 2020 Dubai: The flamboyant charm of connecting cultures, minds

By Habib Toumi DUBAI: Wading through the large avenues and alleys in the huge Dubai EXPO 2020, I can sense the excitement and enthusiasm among the thousands of people coming from around the world for a unique experience of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.” It is the United Nations in motion and the togetherness of […]

‘World Taekwondo Peace Festival’ Held to Mark Olympic Taekwondo, UN International Day of Peace

‘World Taekwondo Peace Festival’ Held to Mark Olympic Taekwondo, UN International Day of Peace

  By Seok-Jae Kang Asia Journalists Association Vice President SEOUL: The World Taekwondo Peace Festival was held in Seoul, Korea on November 22 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Olympic taekwondo and the 40th anniversary of the UN International Day of Peace. The event, which took place at the Seosomun Shrine History Museum, was jointly […]

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