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Aug 8: Free K-pop concert at the Hammer Museum

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The concert is co-presented by CJ ENM and is a sneak peek of the coming weekend’s KCON, a Korean culture convention and music festival.

If you love Korean pop music head to the Hammer Museum on Aug. 8 to enjoy a free concert featuring contemporary Korean musicians, Ailee, Roy Kim and Echae Kang.

The concert, which will begin at 8 p.m. in the museum’s courtyard, is co-presented by CJ ENM and is a sneak peek of the coming weekend’s KCON, a Korean culture convention and music festival.

Ailee is a Korean-American singer and songwriter who has released one studio album, four extended-play albums and 13 singles. She has received multiple awards for her music, including the Best New Artist Award at the Seoul Music Awards and the Best Female Vocal Performance Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards. She has also been featured in popular Korean drama series like “Dream High 2” and “Guardian.”

Roy Kim began his singing career after winning Mnet’s talent competition series “Superstar K4” in 2012. He debuted his first studio album, “Love Love Love,” in 2013. After its success, Kim received the Best New Male Artist award from the Mnet Asian Music Awards that same year. His latest single “Only Then” took the number two spot on Billboard’s Korea K-pop 100 chart.

Echae Kang first started out as a classical violinist and then went on to pursue gypsy jazz music. Kang studied at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and worked with musicians Ron Carter and Alan Silvestri, where she gained recognition for her talent as a violinist and vocalist.

This event is free. No RSVP or tickets are required and admission is first come, first served. For more information, visit the Hammer Museum’s website.

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