So Ra Kim, with Seung-hun Hyun
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center
South Korean musician So Ra Kim first started playing the changgo (hourglass drum) when she was 10 years old. She has since dedicated her life to music, and she has become a specialist in the percussion-based genres of p’ungmul and samulnori. Kim received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional Korean music from Chung-Ang University.
From 2008 to 2012, she was an instructor of p’ungmul at the Korea National University of the Arts. Recently, she taught p’ungmul in Yokohama, Japan, and in the United States.
Kim will be joined by her husband—Seung-hun Hyun—who is also a versatile musician and dancer. Hyun studied at the Korea National University of the Arts, and has since become a regular member of the SamulNori Hanullim ensemble. In March 2014, he visited Davis along with Samulnori master Kim Duk Soo as part of a lecture-demonstration for UC Davis students.
$8 Students & Children, $20 Adults | Standard Seating