UN Day Concert 2002


2002 UN Day Concert at the General Assembly Hall in New York: The KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) Traditional Music Orchestra performing in observance of United Nations Day. FOR LISTENING PURPOSES ONLY.


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In observance of United Nations Day, a concert of traditional Korean music was held. The concert programme consisted of performances by the KBS Traditional Music Orchestra. The Orchestra was founded in 1985 in order to popularize and modernize the traditional Korean music known as Gukak. By arranging popular songs, sacred songs and concerts for children and broadcasting their music on radio and television programmes, the KBS Traditional Music Orchestra has been successful in expanding the audience of Gukak.
Statements by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jan Kavan of the Czech Republic, President of the 57th Session of the General Assembly, Park Kwong-sang, President and Chief Executive Officer of the KBS, and Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information

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