The next generation of Benin-bred musicians energize and uplift audiences. Their intoxicating mix of voodoo rhythms and traditional songs fused with hip-hop, rock, and electronica have made superstar Angélique Kidjo a fan. Come hear them in their Carnegie Hall debut.
The two most popular groups from Quebec come together in an exuberant celebration of traditional and contemporary dance tunes and earthy—often hilarious—ballads of French-Canadian culture. Performed on a host of instruments that include hurdy-gurdy, jaws harp, guitar, and accordion, they maintain a constant banter (in English!) between their richly harmonized songs and instrumentals.
Gugak, the ancient court and folk music of Korea, is characterized by a huge range of sounds, from piercing oboes and bombastic percussion to the dulcet tones of reed flutes, zithers, and fiddles. The orchestra takes its name from a legendary 13th- and 14th-century master, Nangye Park Yeon. Soloist gamin is one of the most celebrated performers of the piri and taepyeongso (oboes).
gamin, Piri, Taepyeongso, and Saengwhang Nangye Gugak Orchestra