Seoul Drum Festival

If you’re ever in Seoul from October 3 to 5, I’d suggest taking part in the 2008 Seoul Drum Festival. October 3 is a national holiday in Korea, being the country’s foundation day so expect to see lots of Koreans in the festival. I have classes that day!
The Asia Song Festival is on the same month, but IMO, the drum festival is so much more worth your time. It is now on its tenth year and the good thing about this year’s festival is that the venue will be at Seoul Forest, which is near the center of the city.
The Drum Festival website is up but the English site is not yet working. The Korean website isn’t as complete as you’d expect since the schedules are not yet up. Aside from the Korean drummers, musicians from other countries are expected to perform in this festival.
I have classes on the first day of the festival like I mentioned but my husband is already planning to be there. I guess I’ll just follow them there 🙂


  1. hi Ate Betchay… been delayed for weeks here in the Philippines.. Di ko na naabutan kasal ng cousin ng husband ko, di ko pa rin maaabutan po ang Thanksgiving holidays.. and I hope, before these festivals arrive, sana makarinig na rin ako ng good news from the Korean Immigration po, haaay, hehe….

  2. Dear friends,
    My name is Leonard BANIEKONA, I am a founder and director of
    Congo-Brazzaville based drums and dance group, Ngoma Za Kongo, meaning
    “Drums of Kongo”. The group was created in 1999 with the goal of
    promoting and improving the real Kongo traditional music and
    chorographical creativity in the Republic of Congo. As we would like to
    introduce our performance to your festival.
    Ngoma za Kongo will participate in USA to the One World Music Festival:
    Thank you for your time. I look forward to talking with you soon.
    Leonard Baniekona

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