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  The Korean Percussion Art Group Hata

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HATA founded 1995 in "Daegu City" (population over three million peoples), and able to performance Korean traditional music, dancing & fusion percussion performance that goes beyond passing down traditional percussion music and creates unique and contemporized sound through experimenting and creating new genre.


HATA is fusion drum & perfrom players not only inherit traditions as legitimate drum players but also produce new different kind of sound and new fusion music by studying various world drum music genre with continuous experiments.


The rhythms that sound like noise of everyday life is amplified into a strong and dazzling beat to capture the audience with the feel of liberation through the sounds of percussion.



Art diretor, Lui Park, studied Korea traditional music & dancing for 20 years for special middle school to university.


Every year HATA participated foreign country international festival and perform regular session in Korea.


HATA consists of over 50 performers between childern to adult. He’s theaching many students and professional people.


Also every year many his students get many awards from korea art competitions.


HATA will be able to perform over 12 programme for group dance & music play, and show time is 5 ~ 40 minutes.




We played innumerably not only in Korea but in foreign countries such as Germany, the Middle East, China, Japan, Turkey, USA and created an unforgettable experience in the minds of audience.




Part 1. Traditional Style



The term SamulNori was first brought up in 1978 and describes a genre of music as well as serving as the name of Korea's leading traditional performance group.

SamulNori refers to the performance of four musicians playing and dancing each with a different Korean traditional percussion instrument. The Korean worlds "samul" means "four things", and "nori" means "to play" hence "four things playing."

SamulNori's music is based on the rhythms of traditional Korean folk percussion music. They play the harmony of cosmos linking up nature and human being in accordance with the rule of Yin and Yang's change.



A)  Samdo Poongmul Garak  (Rhythm of the Three Provices of Korea)

The four traditional Korean instruments, Kkwaenggwari (small hand-held gong), Jing (large hand-held gong), Janggo (hourglass drum), and Buk (barrel drum), when played simultaneously create an atmosphere of excitement andecstasy. We can control the length of the performance from 5 minutes to 30minutes. Our performances is bound to be the finest presentation of Korean traditional music and dance and appreciated by an international audience



B)  Poongmul Pan-Goot (An Exorcism in Korean traditional percussion music and dance)

Samdo Poongmul which explained above is inclined to play a musical performance, on the other hand, Poongmul Pan-Goot is more artistic by reason of combination with dance and music. In particular,we play our traditional instruments while spinning Sangmo that is a specially designed hat with long ribbon.

This made Korean traditional percussion music unique in the world.



2. Dance



One of the most popular Korean folk dances at home and abroad. This dance is performed by a troupe of women with folding fans. The dancers open and close the fans with a lighthearted smile to a flowing rhythm. The climax is when the dancers form a big fluttering flower they wear colorful costumes akin to those once worn by dances of the royal court. and crowns of peony blossoms are painted on their fans. And The Fan Dance is one of the most beautiful and appealing folk dances of Korea. Fans were widely used in dances and rituals apart from their useful and decorative functions. The grace of the music, combined with the colorful costumes of the dancers and the shifting symmetrical designs created with fans, accounts for the popularity of a dance.



Sogomu is one of the two most popular solo performances in nong-ak (farmer's dance and music) along with changgochum about 39 centimeters in diameter. Sogo in an important instrument in a nong- ak band. It, however, truncations more as a dance accouterment than a musical instrument. The sogo(small drum) players usually occupy the front line on stage, solo performance given by ahead. Sogo player is called "popkonori" or "supopkochum". The group sogo dance represents various farming activities and displays farmer's life style



Part 2. Modern Style

It attempts to integrate traditional, contemporary and western music and incorporates invented and reformed instruments, world percussions and various objects of everyday life to delivers non-verbal performance that does not confine itself to any format.

The rhythms that sound like noise of everyday life is amplified into a strong and dazzling beat to capture the audience with the feel of liberation through the sounds of percussion.


1. SKY DRUM  (??)




Perform time : 5~40 minutes (Depend on show)


HATA (The Korean Percussion Art Group)

Art Director : Lui Park

Add : B1 1247-6 Daemyung 6 Dong Namgu Daegu Korea Republic of (ZIP CODE : 705-813)

Office : +82-53-2900974 / Mobile : +82-175050974