The 2nd K-Music Concert at Burnaby:Showing the K-Musical World Across Generations and Nationalities

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  • The Korean Evergreen Seniors Society of Canada (K.E.S.S.C) successfully held the
    second Evergreen K-Music Concert at the Burnaby Shadbolt Centre Studio Theater for
    two hours from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on August 19.

    The concert featured music tailored to the tastes of the older generation, such as
    Korean traditional instruments Danso (Bamboo Flute), Korean folk songs, pop from
    the ’70 and ‘80s, as well as K-Pop songs and dances.

    President of the society David W. Lee said, “Not only the number of audiences from
    other cultures and ethnic groups, but also the number of audiences who enjoy Korean
    music with their families is increasing, including young children,” adding, “we will
    continue to find Korean music artists with talent and passion in the Korean
    community.”

    Pat Parungao, President of the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre, Museum of Migration
    Society, said “I don’t know the meaning of Korean song lyrics, but I could feel the
    emotions of Koreans through the beautiful melodies. I really enjoyed the concert.”

    Lee invites “multi-ethnic performers including Filipino to the BC Multicultural
    Performing Arts Festival on October 28 this year. That will let audiences enjoy the
    music and dance of each country, enhancing diversity and pride as Canadian citizens
    irrespective of race, language, and country of origin.” Please contact David Lee at
    kessc2013@gmail.com.

    About the Writer
    David W. Lee is a member of PCHC, the President of the Korean Evergreen Seniors
    Society of Canada, Writer, MOSAIC senior leader and he holds a Ph.D in Economics.
    He has two TEFL certificates from USA and UK and 1 TESOL certificate from Canada
    to teach basic English for new senior immigrants.

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