Hello ‘Visit Seoul TV’ viewers! I’m Tourcaster Ari Choi, here to bring you the weekly weather and travel news. Spring, summer – are these two seasons playing tug of war? In the daytime it feels like summer, doesn’t it? Just make sure to bring a light jacket for the evenings. This weather is too good to miss. Today, we’re here to talk about a music festival that will take all your stress away. Love Alert Pick #1 Entering its 21st year, the 2019 Seoul Drum Festival will be held at Seoul Plaza. So from May 24th to the 25th, Seoul Plaza will be filled with the sound of drums. At the Seoul Drum Festival, you can watch the performances and try playing the drums yourself Dum dum da da dum dum da.
“I can be a drummer, too!” This will be the theme of a lesson teaching festivalgoers to master an 8-bit rhythm in just three minutes. Dum dum da da dum dum da. Studies have shown that just by hitting drums you can relieve stress and calm nerves. So make sure you head down to the festival and let it all out. But that’s not all. The master of drumming, Chris Coleman, is in Korea. And for all the aspiring drummers at the festival, he’s even going to share his personal drumming techniques. What? You can really see this performance up close? I wanna go, too! On the last day, at 3 p.m., there’s going to be a drum battle. Not everyone can take part. Starting two hours before the contest, 24 applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. If you’ve got a good sense of rhythm, you should enter. I hear there are lots of big prizes to be won. Love Alert Pick #2 This week there’s also the 2019 Seoul Jazz Festival, which will be held at Olympic Park from May 25th to 26th. Why not go out and enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz? On May 25th, there is the LOL Festival in Nanji Hangang Park. Feel the cool river breeze and take a nap, watch performances, eat and spend the day however you like. Hip hop! Hip hop! You need to have hip-hop to call it a festival. The 2019 JBL World Hip-hop Festival will be held at Yongsan War Memorial Hall from May 25th to 26th If I say “Hip-hop,” there are some names that spring to mind, right? Well, they’re all in the lineup for this show. You can’t miss it. Shouldn’t you be making a reservation right now? May is full of things to see and enjoy. Like Seoul’s various music festivals. I’ll hate it if you miss out. And if you don’t subscribe to Visit Seoul TV and hit that like button, I’ll hate it even more! I’ll hate it forever. I will. Hit ‘like’ and ‘subscribe.’