As part of 2022 Cleveland Humanities Festival: Discourse, Woori Sori (Our Voice), a Chicago-based, all-women’s Korean percussion group, will perform Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m. in the Gund Commons of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa).
Woori Sori uses four of the traditional Korean percussion instruments involved in the folk music tradition of pungmul to create space for people to share a powerful connection through dance, singing, and drumming. This performance is in response to group member and artist Aram Han Sifuentes’s solo exhibition at moCa, Who Was This Built to Protect?
Woori Sori’s performance aims to inspire conversations about the intellectual, physical, and emotional labor it takes to become a U.S. citizen, as well as the ways in which immigrant communities preserve their cultural identities and traditions even after renouncing citizenship to their home countries. Following the performance, members of Woori Sori will discuss their work and how it connects to creative histories of protest.
This event is co-sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.