Traditional music contest kicks offThe second annual Korea Song Contest, open to anyone with a song to play or sing that incorporates a Korean traditional instrument, rhythm or melody, starts today at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
The contest is sponsored by Renault Samsung Motors Co. and is intended to identify and foster singers who can popularize traditional music.
Twelve teams that went through two preliminary rounds will perform on stage. The participants range from a middle-school student to a 45-year-old veteran composer and to participants in rock festivals and winners of pansori contests.
“[Renault Samsung] is planning to hold the contest every year in order to contribute to the popularization of Korean traditional songs and the globalization of its melody,” said Jo Don-young at Renault Samsung Motors.