ADG7: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

For the second consecutive year, NPR teamed up with globalFEST in January 2021 for a thrilling online music festival we call Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST: three nights, nine bands, and a world of musical traditions hosted by African pop star Angélique Kidjo. Now, we’re posting all the sets from our festival as individual Tiny Desk (home) concerts.

Bob Boilen | January 27, 2022
With one foot in the world of tradition and another in glitzy, upbeat pop, ADG7 (Ak Dan Gwang Chil) is a multi-award winning group inspired by Korea’s sacred, shamanic ritual music (gut) and beloved folk songs (minyo) of Hwanghae Province in the northern reaches of the peninsula.

Performing from Hyehwa, Korea, their powerful performance presents the spiritual blessings and positive energy of traditional music in a thoroughly modern and often comical style. ADG7 was organized in 2015, the year Korea commemorated its 70th anniversary of national liberation, and first performed in-person at globalFEST in January 2020. –The globalFEST staff

“Hee Hee”
“Hello, Lonely”

Kim Yak Dae: Daegeum
Lee Man Wol: Piri & Saenghwang
Grace Park: Ajaeng
Weon Meon Dong Maru: Gayageum
Chun Gung Dal: Percussion
Sunwoo Barabarabarabam: Percussion
Hong Ok: Vocals
Myeong Wol: Vocals
Yoo Wol: Vocals

Production: Jae Hyun Chun, Sang Hee Bae, Shawn Choi of SORI Artists
Audio recording and mixing: Sae Rom Jung
Assistant recording engineer: Sung Min Park
Director of photography: Inje Woo of Duzzel Duzzel Film
Cameras: Tae Jeong Kim, Jae Won Park, Sang Myeong Oh, Tony AnInje Woo
Assistant editor: Hyemin Hwang
Special thanks: Korea Arts Management Service, Kyungho Yoo, Korean Cultural Center in Washington DC (Director: Junghoon Kim; Project Manager: Hyemee Baik)

Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST

Tiny Desk Team
Producer: Bob Boilen
Video Producer: Maia Stern
Audio Mixing: Josh Rogosin
Tiny Production Team: Bobby Carter, Kara Frame, Joshua Bryant, Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis
Executive Producer: Keith Jenkins
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

globalFEST Artistic Team
Co-Directors: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin
2022 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin, Gabrielle Davenport

globalFEST Production Team
Event Producer: Ian Thake
Producer: THE OFFICE performing arts + film*
Video Producer: Karim Tabbaa

Special Thanks
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, JanArtsNYC, Valerie French (social media), Yuri Kwon of Pitch Perfect PR (publicity), Tamizdat (legal services) and Duane Morris (legal services)

*THE OFFICE performing arts + film consists of Rachel Chanoff, Laurie Cearley, Olli Chanoff, Erica Zielinski, Nadine Goellner, Lynn Koek, Noah Bashevkin, Catherine DeGennaro, Gabrielle Davenport, Chloe Golding, Kyla Gardner, Tess Peppis, Zion Jackson, Scout Eisenberg and Jose Alvarado