The musicophiles in Dhaka were grooved on Saturday night with a special musical presentation by the Korean fusion music band "E-Sang" at the Hatirjheel Amphitheatre in the capital.
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosted this live Korean music concert, in collaboration with RTV.
This was the first outdoor cultural event organized by the Korean Embassy since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Md Atiqul Islam, Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation, joined the event as the chief guest, alongside Lee Jang-keun, Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh.
"Bangladesh and Korea have a very strong relationship. In Korea, we have a significant force of skilled manpower. Additionally, they always support our economic projects and we have a great fanbase of Korean music and culture in our country," Mayor Atiqul said in his remarks. He also joined the collaborative performances with the Korean artists at the event.
Welcoming the audience to this special exhibition of Korean music, Korean Ambassador Lee Jang-keun said, "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we couldn't arrange any event outside for two years. We are returning to organise our outdoor events in Dhaka with this one. The E-Sang Band will perform today, I hope you like it."
The seven-member Korean fusion band then presented an enthralling live performance of Korean traditional folk songs in a modernized fusion style.
Traditional Korean music instruments such as gayageum, janggu (drum), and Taepyeongso (flute), along with western instruments such as bass guitar, keyboard piano, and the drum was played during their performance.
The band performed several songs with beautiful backstories - "OPENING (Gut)," "Sarang-Ga: Love Songs," "Urban Flute," "Chunhyang Nanbong-ga," "Soar," "The Dance in The Rhythm," "Moon Song," "Self-Esteem," and "Aegmaegi-Taryeong."
This was an open and free concert without tickets, courtesy of the Korean Embassy.