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OnStage Korea: UNI-FI at Arena Stage (Free Performance)

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Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

1101 6th St SW · Washington, DC

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Join us for the 1st showcase of the OnStage Korea 2019 Season featuring the innovative performance group UNI-FI as they present Sound of Connection, a performing arts mashup of Korean and Western traditions designed to capture the meaning of hope.


Founded in 2008, the creative ensemble UNI-FI has a diverse portfolio of world music and popular arts -- drawing inspiration from BTS to Hollywood to Korean folk -- brought together by the motto “Create something new by bringing together what's different.” Its members are professional artists from various performing arts fields who continually seek to push the boundaries of music itself.

With Sound of Connection, UNI-FI showcases its unique brand of performance art through new and remixed familiar music, including Wings of the Ideal, Misty, Over the Rainbow, Love Song, Under the Sea, and a BTS Medley. Each piece involve a collaboration of diverse world instruments: Korean haegeum, electric guitar, contrabass, drums, keyboard, and vocals all find their place, along with dance and an undeniable, foot-tapping stage presence. UNI-FI often reinterprets famous songs from Hollywood, pop music, and Korean folk, as well as cutting-edge world music. The Korean upright fiddle haegeum, an icon of traditional music in its own right, gets special attention, complimented by a host of Western instruments. Beloved for centuries, the haegeum expresses the deeply felt Korean emotion of han: a mixture of joy, sorrow, hatred, and desire. In everything they do, UNI-FI effortlessly balances modern music-making with the traditional culture embedded in Korean instruments.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (Kreeger Theater)
1101 Sixth Street Southwest, Washington, D.C.

UNI-FI completed a solo live concert performance in 2017 and has been invited to perform at major events in Korea, including the 50th Anniversary Celebration for Normalization of Diplomatic Relations between Korea and Japan hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the 2017 Seoul International Image & Film Festival, and the 130th Anniversary Celebration of Diplomatic Relations between Korea and France. Recognized as one Korea's top performance groups nationally in 2018, UNI-FI is held in high regard for its original performances at home and abroad. Their new album Whale's Day was released in 2019.

Dae Hoon Ko | Artist Director & Drum
Man Young Kim | Guitar
Nam Reyoung Kim | Haegeum
Eun Jin Ko | Keyboard
Hee Cheol Jo | Bass
Hae Won Lee | Vocal
Kyong Min Kim | Dance

OnStage Korea seeks to discover brilliant artists actively performing in the U.S., Korea, and around the world to showcase their creativity for the American public in the Capital region. The program also advances the mission of the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. to foster cultural exchange by expanding the visibility of excellent Korean performing arts and artists in American society. The 2019 Season of OnStage Korea will offer exceptional performances throughout the year at venues in and around the city. For more information, visit the KCCDC website at