Artist Profiles: Hyun Seunghun

Hyun Seunghun is a Korean traditional Percussionist, leader of the Hyun Seunghun Korean Traditional Performance Arts Company, North Jeolla Province Intangible Cultural Asset No. 7-2 Jeongeup Nongak Ambassador, and Samulnori Hanullim Senior Member.

His major works include True Colors of Korean Traditional Performance Arts (연희본색), Homage to Samulnori, Samul the Special, and LIGHT:BEAT (빛:BEAT). Selected every year as essential arts enterprises, his works have been recognized for their artistic value several times.

He continues to improve his craft while reinterpreting Korea’s traditional performance arts in a modern way.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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