Eollebit SEP 18 / AINIAI the municipal ensemble of Lithuania in Northen Europe, comes to Bupyeong [English translation below]
Tour concerts in Incheon from September 26 to October 4
AINIAI the municipal ensemble of Kaunas, the 2nd capital of Lithuania in Northen Europe is visiting Incheon for the second time. Their visit was arranged by the invitation from the committee of Bupyeong Pungmul Festival, and they decided on the re-visit for the constant interaction with Janchimadang.
AINIAI is a municipal traditional music ensemble of Kaunas city and visited Korea in November last year, invited by Janchimadang, the social enterprise (director: Seo, Gwang-il). They had an exclusive performance in the main lobby hall of Incheon city hall, at Incheon Educational and Cultural Center for Students under the title 'Incheon falls for northen European music', and had an international cultural exchange program at Janchimadang art hall, the gugak theater.
The traditional music ensemble AINIAI was founded in 1991 and still run by Jono Urbono, the current leader of the group and Petro Venclovos, currently acting at Kaunas drama theater. AINIAI was also invited and performed abroad between 1992 and 2013 in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, UK, Poland, France, Norway, USA, Canada, Sweden, Belgium, etc. Their visit in Korea this time is with 8 selected members who will participate in Bupyeong Pungmul Festival.
AINIAI the municipal traditional music ensemble will be on the main stage of the festival on Septerber 27 to show more than 20 kinds of Lithuanian traditional instruments, which are not only used for folk music but also for newly-composed contemporary music.
During the invited concert tour in 4 different cities in Northern Europe this July, Janchimadnag met up with AINIAI and donated Korean traditional music instruments, taught how to play them and the origin and meaning of the instruments, despite of their tight schedule.
Through steady interchange between Janchimadang and AINIAI with Korean and Lithuanian traditional music, they promote their own music to the world, share how they collaborate the traditional music with contemporary ones and improve the quality of performances.
얼레빗 0918 / 부유럽 리투아니아 시립예술단 AINIAI, 부평에 온다