Make Music New York – WORLD TOUR (Korea)

Friday, June 21, 2013 at 4 PM

K-town area – Beginning at Broadway and W. 34th St.

Now in its seventh year, Make Music New York, “the largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York), is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. 

From 11 in the morning to 10 at night, public spaces throughout the five boroughs – sidewalks, parks, community gardens, and more – become impromptu musical stages. Thousands of amateur musicians, in every genre, perform for the biggest crowds of their lives. Professional musicians perform for new audiences, who come out from under their headphones to hear unfamiliar groups risk-free. And everyone is invited to sing along and enjoy “an elevenhour escapade of musical creativity” (The New Yorker) on the summer solstice.

As a part of WORLD TOUR of MMNY, the New York Korean Traditional Marching Band (Chwitadea), the first organization that actively promotes and performs Daechwita outside of Korea, performs for Make Music New York. A small group of players will begin performing at Herald Square, and then parade around the K-town area. 

The NYKTMB has performed at Lincoln Center, the Lunar New Year Festival at the American Museum of Natural History, the Annual Korean Parade in NYC, and other events. Born in Seoul, Korea, Chun-seung Lee, leader of the NYKTMB, served as a senior percussionist at Ansan City Traditional Orchestra and performed in many countries including Russia, Japan and China. He has also performed with great traditional singers such as Saik Jang and Young-Im Kim.


Presented with the Korean Cultural Service NY and Live Sounds. For more information, please visit the MMNY website at!/feature/world-tour.


Miro Yoon