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Ulsan World Music Festival – Oct 2-5, 2014

Arguably the best festival held in Ulsan, the World Music Festival brings musicians from different countries and different musical genres together in a weekend of great music. It takes place this year from Thursday, October 2nd to Sunday, October 5th at the Ulsan Culture and Arts Center (울산 문화 어술회관 – Ulsan Moon-hwa Aw-sool-hwee-gwan for a taxi driver) in Namgu (the location is pinned on the Interactive Map under “Culture” and “Cultural Center”), next to the Namgu-cheong office (Namgu-cheong also works for taxi directions).

The website for the festival doesn’t seem to have an English page or a very user-friendly navigation this year, so I’ve written out the UWMF line up below.  All venues are in and around the Culture Center. There are usually lots of tents with food, beer, souvenirs, and lots of other stuff to check out.

For a preview of the musicians, check out this awesome YouTube playlist put together by Tyson Monk!

King Theatre

10.2 – 19:30 – Palsandae – Traditional Korean drummers

10.2 – 21:30, 10.3 – 20:30 – Myele Manzanza & the Eclectic – Funk, Soul – New Zealand

10.3 – 18:30, 10.4 – 21:00 – Lau – Celtic, Folk – Britain

10.4 -19:00, 10.5 – 19:30 – Maya Kamaty – World Folk – Reunion Islands

10.5 – 17:30 – Arifa – World Jazz – Romania, Greece, Germany, Turkey/Netherlands

Small Theatre (this information isn’t on the website, but is on the schedule as posted to their Facebook page – all bands are Korean, I believe)

10.2 – 18:30 – Yi Sung Yol

10.2 – 19:50 – Sun Woo JungA

10.2 – 21:10 – Baraji

10.2 – 22:30 – Uhuhboo Project

10.3 – 18:00 – Bidulgi Ooyoo

10.3 – 19:20 – Electric Samulnori

10.3 – 20:40 – Idiotape

10.4 – 18:20 – The Tune

10.4 – 19:40 – Acoustic Ensemble Jebi

10.4 – 21:00 – Juk Juk Grunzie

Open Stage

10.2 – 20:00 – Jambinai – Post Rock – Korea

10.2 – 22:00, 10.3 – 20:00 – DakhaBrakha – Contemporary Folk – Ukraine

10.3 – 22:00, 10.4 – 21:00 – Abby – Electronic Rock – Germany

10.4 – 16:30, 10.5 – 18:30 – Depedro – Latin Rumba – Spain

10.4 – 18:30, 10.5 – 16:30 – Dino D’Santiago – World – Portugal, Cape Verde

Party Tent

10.2 – 20:30 – Jin Geum Soon – Traditional, Folk – Korea

10.2 – 22:30 – Wadada Sound – Roots, Reggae – Korea

10.3 – 19:00 – 4 in Nori – Traditional, Folk – Korea

10.3 – 21:00 – Kim Ban Jang & Han_Madangs – Roots, Reggae – Korea

10.3 – 22:30 – Hoarang, feat. Ahn Ji Suk – Roots, Dub – Korea, France

10.4 – 18:00 – Ji Chang Soo – Traditional Performing Arts – Korea

10.4 – 20:10 – Funkafric – Soul, Funk – Korea

10.4 – 20:30 – DJ Soulscape – Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop – Korea

Cheoyong Madang

10.3 – 21:00, 10.4 – 21:00 – Busquito’s – Jazz, Gypsy – Netherlands

 

To read up on the bands, go to the Website, and click the purple button on the picture of the man (행사일정펴), then

Click the purple button on his butt.

Click the purple button on his butt.

on the next page, under “Events” click the fourth option (UMWF is in brackets) – that will take you to the full line up with descriptions of each act – the link for the page just takes you to the main web page again, sadly.

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Click the fourth option under Events – (UWMF)

This page! Scroll around! Read about the music!

This page! Scroll around! Read about the music!

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