Hyehwa Benefit Concert

My friends Hyung Ook and Gwon Won organized a benefit concert in Daehangno, my new neighborhood. Proceeds went to providing books for rural schools in Nepal.

Pluck and saw

Harmony

Gwon Won

Bless You

"You raise me up..."

Those two girls sing in musicals. Great, powerful voices. But as a side note, it’s a bit intimidating going to a noraebang (karaoke room) with them.

Mime

This girl has a beautiful voice, and sang a song titled “You’re My Universe”. I liked it so much I went online to find it. Turns out she wrote it herself…I’ll try to get my hands on it and post it sometime.

Center of attention

Alex

I’m not the type of person that gets easily surprised or impressed (understatement?). But the following act really did blow me away. This little girl can play the saxophone. Very well. They introduced her in Korean, so I couldn’t catch everything…but from what I understood she has serious health problems, and is nearly blind. She can’t read music, so just listens and replicates.

Amazing. Truly.

Finale

Gwon Won’s daughters performed in the finale. Very cute, and talented.

A good team

It also happened to be her birthday:

생일축하해

Then we were off to the after-party.

혜화동사람들

Good times

One not-so-funny thing was when everybody started clapping and chanting my name to sing John Denver’s Country Roads. I’m more than cool singing that in the noraebang. Not so much in front of singers and so many people. Thanks Nick. Payback time.

Please don't stop the music...

Remember?

Advertisements

~ by nathanhendrix on February 2, 2010.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: