Join MICA and the Korean Cultural Center for Essence in Baltimore! Korean master musicians and dancers will take you through a journey of majestic Korean folk culture. This event is FREE and family friendly. Reserve your free ticket at http://koreanessence.eventbrite.com The National Gugak Center will bring together professional Korean folk music and dance repertories to demonstrate the abundance and profoundness of Korean traditions and heritage. Essence includes shinawi, an instrumental ensemble with improvisation derived from shamanistic music, and pansori, a deeply moving musical genre combining narrative song, storytelling, and body movements accompanied by solo percussion. In addition, seungmu is among the most well-known solo folk dances developed from Buddhist monks, and the iconic folk music of Gyeongsang Province, including namdogutgeori and seongjupuri, will round out the performance.