South Korean pansori alternative pop band Leenalchi will make their UK debut at Tiger Is Coming festival, a month-long season featuring the best of Korea’s contemporary art scene. The band will present three evenings of musical storytelling from the traditional Korean tale Sugungga, incorporating a fusion of rap, dance and vocal, on September 10th, 11th and 12th at The Coronet Theatre, completely rearranged for the occasion.
From traditional Korean storytelling to computer generated algorithms, art installations, dance and Korea’s alternative pop music, this will be the most wide-ranging showcase in London of Korea’s art scene today. The band have captivated audiences around the globe with their hypnotic performances and offbeat energy, and their combination of Korean pop and musical storytelling has garnered millions of views online.
With their modern take on traditional music and alt-pop approach, Leenalchi have been chosen by the Korea Tourism Organisation for their ‘Feel the Rhythm of Korea’ video series, and have won three prizes at the Korean Music Awards in 2021 (Musician of the Year, Best Modern Rock Song, and Best Jazz and Crossover Album). And the band’s accolades don’t just stop there, their music has also featured on Samsung Galaxy Z’s advert, a Gucci campaign and Netflix’s documentary ‘Midnight Asia: Eat, Dance, Dream’.
This is a new start for Leenalchi who are ready to take their music and imaginative shows to music fans all over the world.
ABOUT TIGER IS COMING
South Korea is home to one of the oldest and also the most vibrant, inventive and astounding new cultures in the modern world. From 26 August and throughout September The Coronet Theatre presents TIGER IS COMING – a celebration of contemporary Korean art, performance and culture.
With a dazzling mix of music, pop, dance, theatre, performance and art – TIGER IS COMING showcases some of South Korea’s most famous artists, coming to the UK for the first time.
From artist Choi Jeong Hwa whose lively, vibrant, large-scale, inflatable pieces will encase the Coronet Theatre façade, to global dance sensations Ambiguous, and Korean pop icons, Leenalchi, this festival brings the buzz and excitement of the current Korean arts scene to London.
Anda Winters, Artistic Director ’I have been going to Korea for many years and fell in love with the culture. I have observed it growing further and faster culturally and economically than any other I’ve seen. Their commitment to and investment in arts has produced a very visual, energetic and quirky artistic landscape, and I want to share the thrill of it with UK audiences.’