Kim So Ra: A Sign of Rain

Co-presented by Lincoln Center

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:30 PM

David Rubenstein Atrium of Lincoln Center
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York, NY 10023

Ticket: Free Admission
(Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

2018 WOMEX (World Music Expo) Official Showcase Artist
2018 Mundial Montreal (North America's World Music Summit) Official Showcase Artist
2019 WOMAD The World's Festival Official Selected Artist


Kim So Ra, Korean traditional percussionist
Hyun Seung Hun, Korean traditional percussionist
Lim Ji Hye, Gayageum player
Lee Hye Joong, Piri, Taepyeongso player

A multi-award-winning Korean traditional percussionist, composer, and ambassador of Honam Province Jeongeup folk music, Kim So Ra is one of the most skilled and prominent Janggu (Korean double-headed drum) players in Korea. 

Known for her genre-bending performances combining Korean traditional sounds with creative, charismatic, and modern interpretations, she has received eight first-place awards from major national music competitions since 2005. 

This performance at the Atrium will also feature master drummer Hyun Seung Hun, joined by Lim Ji Hye on gayageum (Korean zither) and Lee Hye Joong on piri (Korean bamboo oboe).

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Kim So Ra is trained under the direct apprenticeship of human cultural asset Master Yu Jihwa. Kim has received eight 1st-place awards from major national music competitions since 2005, including National Nongak Master Competition, Gyeonggi Nongak National Competition, National Women’s Korean Traditional Music Festival, JeonJu International Sori Festival, just to name a few. These awards demonstrate her widespread recognition as one of the top Janggu players in Korea.

Kim has performed at WOMEX 2018 and Mundial Montreal 2018 as official showcase artist and Kim’s latest album, A Sign of Rain was nominated as the best jazz & crossover album at the Korean Music Awards 2019.

Kim So Ra's Fall 2019 tour is supported by Arts Council Korea and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea. Kim So Ra’s international tour is organized by SORI.

This performance is co-presented by Lincoln Center and the Korean Cultural Center New York as part of KCCNY's Korean Culture Day 2019 Program.

Miro Yoon