BANGKOK, May 6 (TNA) – The Korean Cultural Center on Thursday set the place for the exchange of Thai and Korean soft power.
Various artists, such as Thai girl group ‘Rose Quartz’, Acting Sub Lt. Saksom Panthong, the official Artist of the Office of the Performing Arts and the Korean traditional music club ‘Cheong-heung-dung-dang’ in the Korean Cultural Center, learnt and taught each other’s culture including ‘Khon’, Thai masked dance and Korean music.
The event started with the song ‘Chitty Chitty Bang’ and ‘Summer Pi-ri-bam’ performed by Rose Quartz.
Then, Acting Sub Lt. Saksom performed ‘Taepyeongmu’, which is the Korean dance wishing peace and prosperity, with Narit Thong-aram, the Khon performer with Ranat, the Thai instrument.
The performance was about Thai-Korean cultural exchange, as Saksom in Gonryongpo, Costume of King or crown prince during Joseon Dynasty, danced ‘Taepyeongmu’ together with Khon dancer in Hanuman costume.
Saksom learnt the Korean dance during the five months when he stayed in Korea in 2018 as the Cultural Partnership Initiative, supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the Republic of Korea.
After that, the 4 members of ‘Rose Quartz’ tried on various Hanbok and learnt Gayageum and ‘Arirang‘ from ‘Cheong-heung-dung-dang’.
On the second floor, the center provided the workshop to make ‘Gwi-Jumeoni’, the earned mini pouch as the Hanbok’s accessory, for the pre-registered participants.
“Since Lisa made the huge hit by her single ‘Lalisa’, which combined K-pop and Thai culture, many Thai people show interest in soft power and the Mango Sticky Rice performance by the rapper Milli make it bigger, said Mr. Cho, Jae-il, the Director of the Korean Cultural Center.
The Korean Cultural Center would like to contribute for the success of Korean and Thai soft power together, by this kind of event that the artists from both countries exchange each other’s culture and their strength, he said. (TNA)