Jeonju International Sori Festival

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Jeonju International Sori Festival
JISF logo.png
Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival logo
Genre Traditional music, world music
Dates Autumn
Location(s) South Korea Jeonju, South Korea
Years active 2001–present
Website
http://www.sorifestival.com
Jeonju International Sori Festival
Jeonju International Sori Festival
Hangul 전주세계소리축제
Revised Romanization Jeonju Segye Sori Chukje

Founded in 2001, Jeonju International Sori Festival (전주세계소리축제) is Korea's main event for traditional music and, since 2011, world music. In 2012, 2013, and 2014, Songlines listed Jeonju Sori Festival among the World's Best 25 International Festivals, the only Asian festival in the list.[1]

History and editions[edit]

About the 8 first editions:

Year Edition Dates Site Performers
2001 1 Oct.13 – 21, 2001 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do 142 teams, 15 countries
2002 2 Aug.24 – Sep.1, 2002 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Traditional culture spaces 156 teams, 16 countries
2003 3 Sep.27 – Oct.5, 2003 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju Traditional Culture Center 172 teams, 14 countries
2004 4 Oct.16 – 22, 2004 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Chonbuk National University 190 teams, 14 countries
2005 5 Sep.27 – Oct.3, 2005 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, across Jeonju 190 teams, 25 countries
2006 6 Sep.16 – 24, 2006 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju Hanok Village 184 teams, 22 countries
2007 7 Oct.6 – 14, 2007 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, across Jeonju 131 teams, 10 countries
2008 8 Sep.26 – Oct.4, 2008 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju Hanok Village 280 teams, 16 countries
2010 9 Oct.1 – 5, 2010 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju Hanok Village 3,000 artists, 9 countries, 150,000 visitors
2011 10 Sep.30 – Oct.4, 2011 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju Hanok Village 1,161 artists, 9 countries, 212,831 visitors
2012 11 Sep.13 – Sep.17, 2012 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju Hanok Village 1,592 artists, 18 countries, 228,519 visitors
2013 12 Oct.2 – 6, 2013 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju Hanok Village 2,834 artists, 37 countries, 281,478 visitors
2014 13 Oct.8 – 12, 2014 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju Hanok Village 1,300 artists, 29 countries, 302,378 visitors
2015 14 Oct.7 – 11, 2015 Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju Hanok Village 1,300 artists, 28 countries, 170,242 visitors
  • Commissionners: Chun Idoo (2001–2003), Ahn Sook-sun (2004–2008), Kim Myung-gon (2009–2010), Park Kolleen and Kim Hyeongseok (2011–2013), Park Jechun (2014–present)

Events and program[edit]

The Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival is held every fall in the Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do and various venues in Jeollabuk-do, with indoor and outdoor programs, Sori Festival for Kids, Master Classes of Masters and Master Sori Artists, and other workshops. All the great masters of gugak (Korean traditional music, for instance pansori and pungmul) perform in a festival that welcomes artists from all over the world.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website: sorifestival.com (in Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese).

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°49′32″N 127°07′55″E / 35.8255°N 127.1320°E / 35.8255; 127.1320