UTSÅLT: Möt Hado Haenyeo kören på Östasiatiska Museet
The Hado Haenyeo Choir, founded in 2013, performs at various places at home and abroad. All members are Haenyeo divers, aged 50 to 70 years, who gather to sing in the evening after spending day working at sea
Jeju Haenyeo are women free-divers with a centuries-old tradition of harvesting marine products. They have never used any supplemental breathing equipment. Although the essential part of Haenyeo culture centres around diving, many other cultural aspects are preserved in Haenyeo culture, such as folk rituals and music.
The Hado Haenyeo Choir, founded in 2013, performs at various places at home and abroad. All members are Haenyeo divers, aged 50 to 70 years, who gather to sing in the evening after spending day working at sea. The choir's repertoire consists of songs with lyrics describing the Haenyeo life full of joys and sorrows. They are written by Conductor Seung-chul Baang, who has shared the sweets and bitters of life with the singers since 2015.
Today's event "Meet the Hado Haenyeo Choir at Östasiatiska Museet" will offer you an opportunity to learn more about different aspects of Haenyeo culture through a documentary screening, dialogue with Haenyeo divers and a musical performance.
Welcome to Östasiatiska Museet to meet the Haenyeos from Hado-ri of the Jeju island, Republic of Korea, hear their stories and experience one of the most unique parts of Korean tradition.
13:30 – 14:00 Mingling with drinks and snacks
14:00 – 14:15 Welcome Remarks
14:15 – 14:25 Screening of a short documentary about Jeju Haenyeo
14:25 – 15:05 Dialogue with members of Haenyeo choir from Hado-ri on the island of Jeju
15:05 – 15:15 Performance of Haenyeo choir
15:15 – 15:20 Closing
Hado Haenyeo Choir
Conductor: Baang Seung Chul
Choreographer: Kim Mi Sook
Members of Hado Haenyeo Choir:
Oh Soon Ja, Kim Ok Soon, Jeong Sun Yeo, Kim Myeong Ok, Yoon Mi ja, Koh Ok Sim, Ko Myeong Sun, Park Hee Suk, Kim Kyung Ok, Kim Byung Il, Oh Bok Yeo, Son Hwa Seon, Im Og Hee, Choi Gyeong Jeo, Kim Jung Sim, Kang In Sook, Kim Young Ae, Kim Hyeon Soon, Oh In Saeng, Kim Mi Hyang, Bae Soon Ja, Kang Yi Suk, Ham Sook Hee, Hyun Soon Sim, Yang Soon Seon, Koh Yun Ja
Sweden and the Republic of Korea celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year. This event was made possible through the support of the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea, and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden.