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I Like Many Records: Festival #1

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Editor’s Notes Hi Daegu, October is a great month in Daegu and Korea in general. The weather is perfect for a walk through the park or up a mountain. There are also some great festivals and shows going on in Daegu that you won't want to miss. To stay up-to-date visit our facebook page: daegucompass This issue is a great guide to one of Daegu's biggest annual events, Daegu International Opera Festival. Starting on p10, there are synopsis's of all the major opera shows. There is even English directions on how to reserve your tickets in English. We try to make it as easy as possible for you. There is also an amazing article about North Korea's biggest event with some amazing photos. Don't miss out on Daegu's newest music festival as well. Remember, we are always searching for new writers and photographers. Contact us today to find out how to become published in the Compass. Email: We are always grateful for your contributions and want to also thank our sponsors who make publishing and printing the Compass possible. Have a great October Daegu! Yuri Lee and the Daegu Compass team Managing Editor Publisher Creative Director Assistant Editor Graphic Designers Translation Director

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2BROS #3 Faithful to the Basics

Written by Katy Babiarz / Photos by Ick Jun Ha

Tired of the ‘same old, same old’? Looking for a place away from the typical night in downtown? Well, you are in luck because I found just that place! 2BROS #3 (투 브로스 #3) is located in the Bong-deok (봉덕) area (in between Camp Walker and Camp George, if you know those places) between the Hee-mang (희망) bridge and the Jung-dong (중동) bridge. Just a short walk from Sincheon River, it’s the perfect place for a cup of coffee or tea during the day or a beer at night with your friends, significant other, or even a first date.

90’s grunge music that I seldom hear and often miss here in SoKo. The DJ changes the genre of music every hour, so if the music isn’t your style when you first walk in, just wait a bit and it will be something completely different in no time. The usual styles are 90’s Rock, Old School Rap, Electronic, and Korean music (but not the K-Pop kind, except for the random Gangnam Style or Gentleman songs). Besides the music and artwork, there are three other notable things at 2BROS #3: the beer, the food, and the service!

When first walking into 2BROS #3, I noticed the unusual artwork hand-painted on the walls and the awesome

Let’s talk about the beer first and a few other spirits too! 2BROS #3 offers four types of draft beers: La-



Food Reviews - 2BROS #3

ger (Cream Beer), Hefe Weißbien (Paulaner HefeWeißbien), Ale (Big Rock Traditional Ale), and Stout (Guinness). I got to try all four and I must say… that they were all delicious! 2BROS #3 takes complete pride in their beer craft here, and have even completed the first step in the Guinness Perfect Quality Program. Beer is no joke here! The prices range from the 2BROS Cream Beer at 4,000\ a glass to the Perfect Size Guinness at 10,000\. They also offer a wide variety of cocktails, bottled beers, craft beers, and even wine. Some include the Chocolate Cake (8,000\), Apple Martini (11,000\), and Dead (13,000\). I got to try the Strawberry Margarita (10,000\) and it was the perfect mix of slush and sweetness!

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Now, onto the food! If you LOVE chicken wings and aren’t satisfied with the selection at some other more popular hotspots, come over to 2BROS #3 and try out their hot wings and potatoes platter (18,000\)! I love hot wings and after four years of being in South Korea, I haven’t really found anywhere that has had memorable ones. Well, I finally found my match Saturday night! These wings are so juicy, flavorful, and well-priced for the amount of food you receive. The three of us at my table were already full from the delectable Pork BBQ Platter (23,000\) and the Japanese-style Chicken (18,000\). So, we didn’t think we could eat any more at that point. Once we bit into the wings, we kept on eating and polished off the whole plate! So that says something right there about how delicious they were. Some other selections that are offered are a Cheese Plate (21,000)), Potatoes and Salad (9,000\), and a variety of BBQ and 12


Salad Platters (23,000\). The portions are great for two to three people to share, so don’t get shocked by the sticker price, and the flavor is out-of-this-world! Now, I previously mentioned that the service was notable. Why, you might ask. Well, I’ll tell you why! JJ, the owner of 3BROS #3 speaks fluent English and is so down-to-earth! She and I struck up conversations easily about music and life in general. The ‘beer boy’, for the lack of a better name, also spoke excellent English, which is always a plus when trying to get some information and advice about the food and drinks that are being served. As JJ was showing me around the huge and spacious bar that was recently expanded, I noticed the small stage in the larger room to the side. In the future, they are looking for singers and musicians that want to make some extra pocket cash. They hope to have Open Food Reviews - 2BROS #3

Mic Nights on Fridays and/or Saturday nights. So, if you’re interested in singing, playing guitar, bongos, or any other one to two man group, stop by 2BROS #3 and talk with JJ about it! Day or night, 2BROS #3 is the place to be with its comfortable tables and chairs, great ever changing music, mouthwatering food, and top-notch beers! After strolling along the river, walk on up to the bar on the corner, and enjoy a set of four beers and different options of food ranging from 23,000\ to 43,000\. It’s the perfect place to talk, dance, and have a good time!

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The 11th Daegu International Opera Festival Submitted by the Daegu International Opera Festival

Period Theme Venue Host Supervision Sponsors Nations Numbers Main Participants



Oct. 4(Fri.) - Nov. 4(Mon.), 2013 (32 days) PREMIERE Daegu Opera House, Wroclaw Opera Theater of Poland Daegu Metropolitan City(Daegu Opera House) Daegu International Opera Festival Organizing Committee Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, Korea Arts Management Service Poland, Germany, Italy, Austria, America, England, Japan and etc. 28 times of 16 performances by 13 groups from 10 nations DIOFoc, Daegu Opera House, Wroclaw Opera Theater of Poland Karlsruhe National Theatre of Germany, Salerno Verdi Theater of Italy Korea National Opera, Daegu City Opera

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Daegu International Opera Festival (or DIOF), a music festival which Daegu citizens love, and which represents Korea, is one of the representative Daegu art festivals whose seats maintained an 83 percent occupancy with around 100 performances by about 50 group from 18 countries from 2003 to 2012. Korea goes beyond Asia and into the center of the world opera! The opera festival, which received attention due to Korean singers and a production team entering Germany in 2009, got into China in 2010, Germany in 2011, and finally ‘Aspendos International Opera & Ballet Festival’ in Turkey in 2012 with <La Traviata>. This ‘made in Korea’ opera received a standing ovation and praise from the audience from all over the world, and made the headlines of over 10 press outlets. The performance in Turkey which made a splendid achievement of exporting almost all parts of opera including singers, production staff, costumes and stage, became a good chance to expand Korean opera’s range to go into the world stage.

Turkey and New York in 2014, Italy and Germany in 2015, and Poland in 2016, and makes a higher level of international status of Korean opera realistic. The opera festival, which became the hub of Asian opera based on the excellence of Korean singing talent and the producing technology of opera itself, recognized as the world’s best, will continue going a step towards achieving a great dream of the globalization of Korean opera.

With the participation in the international singing competition in April 2013, it entered Poland in May and became a legend by having all seats of its performance of <Carmen> sold-out early. The plan of overseas expansion has already scheduled -continued on p16-

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* Ticket Reservation Ticket Issue Reservation can be made at the box office, on the internet or by the phone. (Won) Main Opera

Opera Collection Concert Series Opera Class

· The Force of Destiny · Tosca · The Memory of Chungna Hill · Don Carlo · Tannhauser

R 70,000 S 50,000 A30,000 B 20,000 C10,000

· Amateur Opera> The Springtime

All 10,000

· Salon Opera> Stravinsky's Mavra


· Verdi Again

R 50,000 S 30,000 A20,000

· Closing Concert & DIOF Awards


· Verdi & Wagner


* Reservation of <The Springtime> ONLY can be made through Woobong Art Hall, by phone (053-472-9947) or Ticketlink web site (

Discount Information * All discounts cannot be overlapped.

Main Opera performances : <The Force of Destiny>, <Tosca>, <The Memory of Chungna Hill>,<Don Carlo>, <Tannhauser>

1. Who presenting documentary that prove their visiting from the area outside Daegu(Identification card and railroad(K TX) tickets of a day before, a very day or a next day of the performance.) * Without presenting the registration card on site, difference must be paid.

Regular Discounts * Discount for groups can be made via phone-booking to the DIOFoc.

[10%] Group over 20 people [20%] Teenagers(under 20), Undergraduates(personally), Group over 20 people and Those who have I-JOA Card [30%] Group over 20 people [50%] Disabled(one more person can accompany), meritorious(personally) and over 65 Ticket Package * Possible when you book by phone or DIOF Organizing Committee. * Intended for the buyers of Main Opera performances.

[10%] When booking 2 Main Opera performances [20%] When booking 3 Main Opera performances [30%] When booking over 4 Main Opera performances * Part cancellation of a package can be made after paying the discount difference. Or make a reservation again at a discount rate, after refund of all tickets.

2. Daegu Camp Walker Soldier personally, and those who have MICE/GREEN card * Without presenting MICE/GREEN or Identification card, difference must be paid.

3. Concert Series Discount (for <Verdi Again>) * Intended for the buyers of Main Opera performances. * Discount cannot be applied when Main Opera perfor mances be cancelled.

Inpuiry and Ticketing Interpark : 1544-1555, Ticketlink : Daegu Ooera House : 053-666-6153, Daegu International Opera Festival Organizing Committee (DIOFoc) : 053-666-6111(on Weekdays, 10am-5pm)

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* Main Operas DIOF Organizing Committee, Korea

La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny) Oct. 4(Fri.) 7:30pm - 5(Sat.) 3pm | Daegu Opera House R 70,000 / S 50,000 / A 30,000 / B 20,000 / C 10,000 The best opera, with outstanding audience attention in 2013, which all the top Korean singers participated in. The peak of Verdi’s arts describing tragic lives of protagonists entangled in the wheel of fortune! ‘After Act I, the loud applause never stopped. Verdi would be proud to have to appear on the stage whenever every act and scene ends.’ <The Force of Destiny> by Verdi, the opening opera of the 11th Daegu International Opera Festival! This opera, which shows the tragic Alvaro happening to kill a father of his lover, Leonora, and Carlo, her brother chasing them, receives love with a prelude recognized as one of the most perfect works of Verdi, effective chorus and heartfelt arias. Based on the tragic -continued on p18-

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story, dramatic orchestra and dramatic singers are essential to make the opera perfect. So singers loved not only in Korea but also all over the world, including Lee Jungwon, a tenor; Lim Saekyung, a soprano who attracted attention in the La Scala; Lee Hwayoung, a soprano who gained high praise with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Graceful Leonora with brilliant techniquesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;; Ha Seokbe, a tenor who swept the top three concours in the world; and Woo Juho and Matteo Suk, the top baritones in this era joined, so it gained great attention even before the opening of the festival.

Salerno Verdi Theater, Italy / DIOF Organizing Committee, Korea

Tosca Oct. 10(Thu.) 7:30pm / 12(Sat.) 3pm | Daegu Opera House R 70,000 / S 50,000 / A 30,000 / B 20,000 / C 10,000 Golden opportunity to meet the great conductor of full of passion, 'Daniel Oren'! A one-day tragedy with flowering arias and melody, and well-organized composition. Daniel Oren who is highly acclaimed at the world for his passionate conducting, with world-class singers who chosen by him and Salerno Verdi Theater of Italy adorn the festival grandly. Salerno Verdi Theater, making an opera interacting agreement with DIOF, is a national theater that adds more reputation after Daniel Oren's proceeding as an artistic director. It'll be an opportunity not to be lost because visiting of local theater of Italy which is the center of world opera and super opera stars together is rare. <Tosca>, one of representative works of Giacomo Puccini, a composer with genius sense, and famous for beautiful arias and duets, is a work describing a tragedy between two lovers and one man who tries to break their relationship. Fully organized stories and thrilling development described in just one day steals the heart of the audience. -continued on p20-



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Daegu Opera House, Korea / Deagu City Opera, Korea

The Memory of Chungna Hill Oct. 18(Fri.) 7:30pm - 19(Sat.) 3pm | Daegu Opera House R 70,000 / S 50,000 / A 30,000 / B 20,000 / C 10,000 A story of Daegu musicians proposes a direction of Korean-made opera! <The Memory of Chungna Hill> newly-born expecting the birth of Korean masterpiece opera. ‘The audience was moved to tears as if they faced their own memories and stories on the stage’ <The Memory of Chungna Hill>, Korean-made opera is newly created by Jang Sudong, one of prominent opera directors in Korea. Right after the premiere as the opening of the festival, this opera swamped with inquiries about record production and its encore, and received favorable comments from the music industry and interest from citizens, is produced by DIOF Organizing Committee through a composition contest at the national level. This work re-made in collaboration between Daegu Opera House and Daegu City Opera in 2013, improves the completeness through music supplementation and revision of the script and new casting. The story which described the sad and beautiful story of Daegu-born composers including Park Taejoon, based on familiar melody whose motif was from ‘Thinking of My Friend’, gained great comments both from the audience and critics, and it was evaluated that it opened a new prospect in the fields of Korean-made opera. Korea National Opera

Don Carlo Oct. 25(Fri.) 7:30pm - 26(Sat.) 3pm | Deagu Opera House R 70,000 / S 50,000 / A 30,000 / B 20,000 / C 10,000 Full-psychological drama of Verdi prepared by Korea’s top brand, National Opera. The last opera of Philip Kang, a bass with a national treasure, entering Bayreuth for the first time as Asian! Korea National Opera, having received great praise from the international stage, visits Daegu with <Don Carlo>, which has got attention due to effective stage management and musical completion. This opera is the best human psychology-describing masterpiece showing precisely the love and betrayal, and misunderstanding and tragedy of the five main characters, including Filippo II, absolute monarchy in Spain who is marrying Elizabetta, a fiance of his son; Don Carlo, an unfortunate prince; Rodrigo, his friend and loyalist, and Eboli, who is a lover of the king but loves the prince. This opera is also considered as a golden opportunity which provides a ‘feast of arias’ in one place, because individual parts of all main characters are quite balanced, and they have at least one perfect aria each. Singers with the best talent, including Philip Kang, a legendary bass, who was the first Asian to enter Bayreuth in Germany, participate and raise the prestige of the festival even more.



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Karlsruhe National Theater, Germany / DIOF Organizing Committee, Korea

Tannhäuser (Tannhauser) Nov. 1(Fri.) 7:30pm / 3(Sun.) 2pm | Daegu Opera House R 70,000 / S 50,000 / A 30,000 / B 20,000 / C 10,000 The festival reaches the climax by the most popular opera of Wagner! Familiar melodies from unfamiliar Wagner··· an Opera for Wagner beginners The second Wagner’s opera of the DIOF, <Tannhauser>! This opera is based on the main motif of the legend of Tannhauser who historically existed, about a story of Tannhauser, a knight, who fell into temptation of Venus, a symbol of physical pleasure, who is saved by the pure love of Elizabeth. Operas of Wagner, written and composed himself, are famous for consistency between music, story and pronunciation. Particularly, <Tannhauser> is the work most beloved by 'Wagnerians'. This also has beautiful and romantic songs including ‘Entry of the Guests’, ‘Song of the Evening Star’ and ‘Pilgrim’s Chorus’, so it is called an introduction opera to Wagner. Karlsruhe National Theater in Germany which has performed many of Wagner’s works and collected all Wagnerians in Daegu as performance of <The Flying Dutchman> before the 200th anniversary of the birth of Wagner, visits Daegu with their top singers. -continued on p22-

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Overseas Expansion Opera Wroclawska Opera Theater, Poland / DIOF Organizing Committee, Korea

Carmen May 12(Sun.) 5pm | Wroclaw Opera Theater, Poland <Carmen> with fatal attraction flew from Korea, captivates Poland. Korean-opera-wave in the world proved as sell-out and standing ovation The opera <Carmen>, becoming a legend through four-year consecutive overseas expansion, heats up Poland. Directed by Adam Frontczak of <Nabucco> and conducted by Lee Dongsin, a deputy conductor of Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, this opera received great interest exhibited by early sold-out seats and leaflets quickly out of stock. <Carmen> started at 5pm on May 12nd as of local time and received a standing ovation from the Pole audience filling all the 800 seats. Paik Jaeeun, a representative mezzo soprano in Korea and Chung Hoyoon, a tenor, taking an active part focusing on the European stage, played leading roles, and Kim Jeonga, a soprano, and Bang Sungtaek, a baritone, also showed their best singing performances through understanding their characters perfectly, which displayed the high ability of Korean singers. The success of <Carmen> in Daegu has spread through word of mouth, and Poznan, the third city in Poland, has requested mutual interchange, so DIOFoc is planned to go to Poland again in 2016.



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* Opera Collection [Opera for Amateurs] Woobong Art Hall

The Springtime Oct. 13(Sun.) 4pm, 6pm - 14(Mon.) 7pm, 8:30pm | Woobong Art Hall All 10,000 Beautiful challenge of inexperienced singers, an amateur opera full of fresh attraction! <The Springtime>, Korean-made family opera with humor, satire and Korean emotion. A dream stage of singing lovers, Opportunity of being the leading character of opera! <The Springtime>, Korean-made opera for Amateur singers opens the stage. For preparing performance, amateur singers selected through an audition. <The Springtime> is a Korean-made opera whose motif derives from a novel by Gim Yujeong. Arias with humor and satire well-harmonized with various melody of percussions contain Korean unique sentiment. Moreover, the Korean-written script, and pleasant and familiar stories can remove emotional and linguistic differences of foreign operas and raise concentration. Synergy of an excellent linguistic sense of the original, organization based on several reversals, novelty with play-ground type communicating with the audience, and quick-witted amateurs is greatly expected. -continued on p24-


Salon Opera

Stravinsky's <Mavra> Oct. 23(Wed.) 7:30pm | Lobby of Daegu Opera House Free Event A lobby turns out to be the stage! Performance on the stage closest to the audience. Unconventional comic opera by Stravinsky, a pioneer of modern opera. ‘The audience was moved to tears as if they faced their own memories and stories on the stage’ The festival staging not only opera but other kinds of performances, including classic, Korean traditional opera, ballet and puppet show, and satisfying tastes of the audience, has prepared ‘Salon Opera’ for the first time since it started holding the festival annually. As a salon opera dramatizes the sense of realism of the opera by removing the boundary between the stage and the audience, it is performed on the lobby of Daegu Opera House, the main performing hall of the festival. <Mavra>, a work composed by Stravinsky, a pioneer of modern opera, is a comic opera which describes pleasant episodes of the main character who



is disguised as a woman and works as a cook at his lover’s house. It can be enjoyed due to familiar music of an interesting Russian folk-song-style, and a short running time. This performance uses Electon, musical instrument that is called 'Orchestra by oneself' because of its various sound.

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* Concert Series Verdi Again Oct. 11(Fri.) Yeungnam University Chunma Arts Center, Grand hall Revisit masterworks of Giuseppe Verdi, an opera composer, who Koreans love. Appreciating opera masterworks of Verdi, one of the representative composers in Italy, one revisit his music world. This concert to be held in the Cheonma Art Center shows around 25 famous arias, duets and choruses with musicality and popularity including <Aida>, <Rigoletto>, <Il Trovatore>, <Otello>, <Un Ballo in Maschera>, <Nabucco> and <La Traviata>, out of beautiful Verdi’s works. Do not miss ‘Verdi’s Night’ performed by 16 singers receiving love internationally and domestically and Daegu MBC Symphony Orchestra.

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Closing Concert & DIOF Awards Nov. 4(Mon.) 7:30pm Daegu Opera House

The opera festival shows a real ‘feast of opera’ by staging various works which are difficult to be performed in Korea, including <The Force of Destiny> with the best casting in the history of the festival, <Tannhauser> from Germany, <Tosca> with Daniel Oren, the best existing conductor, and <Don Carlo> with Gang, Byeong-Woon, a bass with who is a national treasure, on his last opera stage. Grand and special prizes will be given to individuals and groups who show their best ability during the festival. The ceremony is completed with <Closing Concert>, the last performance of the festival consisting of various programs.

The last feast of the festival well-prepared with fancy casting and diverse programs!

* Special Events [Opera Class] Verdi&Wagner Oct. 5/12/19/26(Sat.) 1pm Daegu Opera House

Verdi has received love from Koreans due to its delicate psychological description and beautiful synopsis. Wagner boasts a unique existence in the music history by creating ‘leading motive’ and ‘music drama’. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of their birth, it will be a good chance to take a closer look at Verdi and Wagner, the representative composers of that day. It will be helpful for giving a deep knowledge of classic opera with opera classes by famous lecturers open every Saturday. Free lecture. Oct. 5, Verdi and 'Curse (La Maledizione)' : About the opera <The Force of Destiny> Jang Ilbum The middle masterpiece of Verdi <Power of Destiny>'s theme is a 'curse'. The three main characters in the opera become trapped in the fortune's wheel which they can never escape because of a coincidental event of the moment, and they live in pain forever. Also, Verdi delves into 'curse' through <Rigoletto>. Why does he have an obsession for 'curse'? Opera <Power of Destiny> revolves around 'Curse', a material which is very attractive and magical. In this dramatic and hot opera, let's listen to the sad story of the heroes who move just like men in chess. Oct. 12, Celebrating the bicentennial of the birth : Wagnaer and Verdi's world of art Yoo Jungwoo In 1813, same year, Wagner and Verdi were born in Germany and Italy. They are revered with considerable influence on many composers even as well as the philosophers ranging from contemporary to modern, however, the legacy of their life and musical disposition were completely different. Let's look at the trace of life and art world of Wagner and Verdi who are two prominent masters of the 19th century's opera.



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Oct. 19, Verdi, the Emperor of the Opera : About the opera <Don Carlo> Cho Yoonbhum Verdi, he is 'the king of opera' who composed the world's most performed works. After the success of the opera <Oberto>, his happiness in the fast lane is broken in two years by loss of both his wife and son. The success of opera <Nabucco> which raised him to his feet, continuous success as a composer, his second lover, Giuseppina, the relationship with same age composer Wagner, deep slump and the latter period masterpieces after overcoming it, Let's look at the life of Verdi, symbolic existence of Italian opera, and his music world.

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Oct. 26, Wagner's <Tannhauser> : An Artistic soul who opposed to the society Lee Yongsook 'Song of the Evening Star', 'Pilgrim's Chorus' which are the representative songs of "Romantic opera" <Tannhauser> are songs that still follow the format of the Italian opera Aria. Enjoying these songs, check that Wagner already notices 'unendiche Melodie' which links next recitativo without clearly finishing each aria. Also, deeply look at the origin and nature of medieval chivalry, which become the background of work, and the problems of artist opposing the world. In addition, let's look into the tendency of directing for recent <Tannhauser>, and understand Wagner's intention to work by comparing the changes from 16-17 centuries old tradition of <Tannhauser>.

[Master Class] Inviting Tenor Vittorio Terranova Keimyung Univ./Yeongnam Univ.

This is a special lecture prepared by the 11th DIOF receiving attention through participation of the world’s famous singers and production staff who travel to all opera stages in the world. A master class by tenor Vittorio Terranova who has fostered students in the world’s famous music academies and is known for being a teacher of tenor Jose Cura, is ready to open. Do not miss the class which will be something priceless for singers.

* Side Events 1. Free Concert Before the main performance, a variety of performances will be presented in outdoor special stage such as mini concert, vocal music, instrumental music, dance, Korean traditional music, performance, and so on. Domestic and international private and professional arts organizations and individuals can apply to participate.

2. Backstage Tour It is a chance to be in the backstage directly where there are passion of singers, impression of performance and the result of staffs' efforts. Let's listen to the vivid stories in backstage like episodes related production and details about stage & set.

3. Opera Zone How about an unique experience that you wear opera mask and dress in costumes as an opera singer by professional makeup artist? Do not forget your camera to take a picture of yourself after the makeup!



4. Verdi · Wagner Opera Exhibition

Stage props have symbols and meanings depending on direction, beyond props themselves! Verdi and Wagner are two opera maestros. There are displays and experience spaces for stage props used in the festival to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the two composers.

5. Daegu Opera Time machine Exhibition City of the Opera, Daegu. You can appreciate the evolution of Daegu opera from Daegu opera premiere works to the biggest opera of all time with the course of time. It is the basic to investigate about vocalists and composers representing Daegu. Just like riding a time machine, enjoy the feeling from the past into the future!

6. Miniature Opera Stage It is an opportunity to meet acclaimed works with a beautiful stage from many of operas in Daegu Interna-

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tional Opera Festival as a 1/50 the size of the reduction. Set with delicated expression as well as stars are expressed as miniatures, so you can enjoy the impression of performance at the time.

7. Lucky Seat Performances of the festival can be enjoyed cheaply with discount application. In addition, extra joy is added! When the main performances are held in Daegu Opera House, two lucky seats are designated randomly and the winners will receive special souvenirs.

10. Opera lesson on Demand If you think opera is boring, and you are interested but hesitant to approach, we offer you the visitation service. Professional opera instructor visits wherever there are a group of more than 30 people. You might feel much closer to opera when you often encounter the various episodes and watching points.

8. Dresscode Day Strong red color is the symbol of the opera festival! On October 4th when the 11th DIOF opens, there are small gifts for people wearing red clothes or accessories. Whoever wears on red clothes or accessories regardless of its kind, can participate.

9. Aria Post Let's send an impression of the opera and thank you message to your loved ones. Friends at home and abroad, family, self, no matter who he/she is, you just have to write a postcard, available at opera house, and put it in the opera mailbox.



A Piece of Something New and Old Written by Katy Babiarz / Photos by Ick Jun Ha

Are you in Daegu for just a short trip and want to stay in a beautiful traditional Korean style guest house in the downtown area? Or, are you living in Daegu and want a place to eat that brings together the modern with the traditional? Pann (판) is the answer to your questions. Pann is located behind the Chongro Fire Station (종로소 방서) and next to the Daegu Chongro Elementary School (대구종로초등학교); which is only about a 10 min walk from the CGV Lotte Young Plaza. If you are looking at the fire station, glance over to your left and you’ll see this cute little alley. Peer down that alley and there you will see Pann’s three traditional Korean/Japanese buildings.

amazing natural acoustics. So, she renovated the garage into an elegant and relaxing restaurant just a few months ago. The atmosphere is one of relaxing Jazz music, dim lights, and a beautiful scenery of the traditional Korean style guest house. The top floor is a cozy and intimate level of tables for four people. Also, there are two rooms for a more intimate and personal dining experience: one is for about four to eight people, and the other is for about a much larger group. The first floor offers a more family style dining experience. She plans on having Jazz musicians come on Saturday nights starting this month.

When first walking into Pann, we were greeted by Mia (Sohn Mi Sook - 손미숙), the owner. She had lived in San Francisco for seven years, so her English was great. Her idea for Pann was to create a guest house at first. However, when she saw the high ceilings of the large 1920’s Japanese garage, her plans change. She envisioned live Jazz music being played due to the

Wondering about the food? Well, Kim, Jang Soo (김 장수) is a self-taught chef who has studied hard using



cook books and has perfected his cooking techniques over the past 10 years. His food is prepared in the Italian style, but with a few Korean twists. Jan Soo and Mia want to strongly emphasize that all their food is organic and contains no MSG. Many of their herbs are actually Food Reviews - Pann(판)

grown in the garden on the premises, which means that the menu changes seasonally. Because of this organic menu, they serve a freshly squeezed grape juice that was so delicious; just grapes and water, not even close to your store bought grape juice. Pannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organic and seasonal menu includes appetizers, main dishes, pasta, and pizza. The most popular appetizer is the Steamed Clams (8,000\) and the Prosciutto Baguette (18,000\).

As for the pasta dishes, they have Anchovy Oil Pasta (12,000\), Tomato Mushroom Pasta (13,000\), and Crab Cream Pasta (15,000\). The main dishes are a bit more eclectic; Shepardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pie (17,000\), Italian Style Pork (24,000\), and Steamed Pork (27,000\). They also have a simple variety of pizzas: Margherita Pizza (12,000\), Mushroom Pizza (13,000\), and Prosciutto Pizza (15,000\). -continued on p32-

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We got to enjoy three items from the menu: Shepard’s Pie (쉐퍼드 파이), Italian Style Pork (돼지 오소부코), and Pollack Roe Pasta (명란 오일 파스타). The Shepard’s Pie was tasty, but not exactly like mom used to make, since it is modified for Koreans’ taste. The potatoes were cooked just right and the meat was more of a meat sauce for pasta, but nonetheless, it was still delicious. The Italian Style Pork is a two day process to make. They marinate it for one day in wine and other seasonings, and then slowly cook it to its tender perfection. We were all shocked at how large the portion was for this dish! It’s a whole pig’s leg on one plate, with a side of creamy, buttery mashed potatoes to soak up the juices from the tender pulled pork pieces. The third meal might not be that popular among foreigners, however, it is an up-and-coming rising star in the Korean pasta world. The spaghetti pasta is made with zucchini, eggplant, rucola, dried red peppers, and the roe (pollock fish eggs). So, if you like fish, then you’ll like this one! The closing to this meal was the best part of the meal: a white wine and honey slush with a sprig of fresh mint on top.



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Just a quick note about the noteworthy guest house; it is separated into two styles - one being the traditional Korean style and the other being a dormitory style. The Korean style guest house will cost you 60,000\ per night for two people on the weekdays, and 80,000\ on the weekends. Each room is based on a double occupancy, but you can add another person for an extra 10,000\. The dormitory is split into two large rooms; one for men and one for women. Each bed will cost you 25,000\ per night. Included in the price for both styles is a breakfast, which consists of breads, juice, and coffee. So to sum it all up for you, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a romantic place nestled in the back streets of downtown, Pann is a great place to try out. With its vintage French chairs, Japanese influences, and Korean hospitality, Mia and Jang Soo will provide a great dining experience for you and your guest. Keep a watch out for the changing menu, BBQ parties in the courtyard, and Jazz musicians from Seoul in the months to come! Or, stop by and spend the night in their Korean traditional guest house for a break away from modern life.


The Arirang Mass Games Rungrado May Day Arena Pyongyang, North Korea Written and photographed by Kenneth Quillinan

Imagine the greatest show you have ever attended; a jaw-dropping performance filled with inspirational entertainers/artists containing special effects that seemed near impossible to perfect. I think it is fair to say we have all had an experience like this at some stage and I am no different. The only difference now being that once you witness The Arirang Mass


Games, all other shows you have attended previously come nowhere near the feeling of overpowering satisfaction that this show leaves you with. Before attending The Mass Games, I had an inkling of what to expect with the help of some YouTube videos of last year’s performance; well I thought I knew what was in store.


당신이 볼 수 있는 가장 위대한 쇼를 상상해보라. 영감이 넘치는 공연가와 예술가들로 가득하고, 거의 완벽에 가 까운 특수효과가 있는, 입이 다물어지 지 않는 공연. 필자는 우리 모두가 어 느 무대에서 그러한 공연을 본 경험이 있다고 생각하며 필자 역시 그러한 경 험을 했다. 당신이 아리랑 공연을 보 고난 후 달라지는 것은 이 공연이 당 신에게 남긴 압도적인 만족감으로 인 해 이전에 봤던 다른 모든 공연들에

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대한 기억이 사라진다는 것이다. 공연을 보기 전에 작년 공연에 대한 유튜브 영상을 보고 무 엇을 보게 될 지 미리 알고 있었다. 글쎄. 필 자는 알고 있다고 생각했다.

As we entered the Rungrado May Day Arena, (the largest all-seater stadium in the world holding 150,000), the atmosphere was already high above anything I had imagined and it was still thirty minutes before the show began. In the backdrop of the stadium, directly across from us was a group of 20,000 school children, consistently screaming and shouting, but this was nothing in comparison to the main reason why they were all bunched together. Every child had their own personal book of flashcards that they expertly flipped through in choreographed movements, to produce a series of stadium-sized murals, that went in line with the progressive story the performance portrayed. This alone was one of the most impressive sights I have ever witnessed. -continued on p36-

Ask for Jessica when you call~


능라도에 있는 5.1 경기장(세계에서 가장 많은 15000석 이 있는 스타디움)에 들어서자 필자가 상상했던 것보다 훨 씬 더 분위기가 고조되어 있었는데 여전히 공연 시작 30 분 전이었다. 우리가 앉은 곳 정반대편의 경기장 좌석에는 계속 소리를 지르는 2만명의 학생들이 있었다. 하지만 학 생들이 그 곳에 한가득 있는 진짜 이유에 비하면 아무 것 도 아니었다. 모든 학생들은 경 기장 크기의 벽화 시리즈 를 보여주기 위해 짜여진 안무에 맞춰 넘기는 플래시 카드 로 된 개인책을 가지고 있었다. 벽화는 공연이 그려내는 진보적인 이야기와 잘 어울렸다. 이것 하나만으로도 이제 껏 필자가 목격한 것 중 가장 인상깊은 광경이었다.

On top of the 20,000 school children, there was a mere 80,000 performers that took centre stage over a 90 minute period. Every participant in the show was exceptionally well trained; whether they were dancing, marching



or performing mass calisthenics to the beat of dramatic music, it was all choreographed and executed to perfection. 2만명의 학생들 위로는 겨우 8만명의 연기자들이 90분 동안 무대의 가운데를 차지하고 있었다. 공연의 모든 참가 자들은 유난히 잘 훈련되어 있었다. 춤을 추든 드라마틱한 음악의 박자에 맞춰 행진이나 집단 체조를 하든 모든 것은 짜여져 있었고 완벽하게 해냈다.

The show as a whole, celebrates the history of North Korea, from a North Korean perspective. There is an endless amount of praise for former leaders, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il throughout the 90 minutes. On top of this, it is clear to see from this show that the North Korean mil-

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itary and the Workers' Party of Korea (the ruling political party), are also held in high regard by the North Korean people, whether they like it or not it seems. 공연의 모든 것은 북한의 관점에서 북한의 역사를 찬 양하고 있었다. 90분 내내 전 지도자인 김일성과 김정 일에 대한 끝없는 칭찬을 늘어 놓았다. 그에 더해 북한 주민들이 북한군과 노동당을 크게 존경한다는 것을 공 연에서 확실히 볼 수 있다. 진짜 그러한 지 안 그런지 간에 보기에는 그랬다.

The Arirang Mass Games usually runs on a daily basis over a five week period starting on August 1stevery year. If you plan on visiting North Korea at any stage, do it during this time period. There is a reason why this show is in The Guinness Book of World Records, but you have to see it to truly believe it. 아리랑 공연은 보통 매년 8월 1일부터 시작해서 5주 동안 매일 한다. 언젠가 북한을 방문할 계획이 있다면 이 기간 동안 가야 한다. 이 공연이 기네스 기록에 등 재된 이유가 있지만 정말로 그런 지 믿기 위해서는 반 드시 공연을 봐야 한다.


I Like Many Records: Festival #1 Lo-Fi Gigs for a Hi-Fi Community

Written by Ali Safavi / Photos submitted by I Like Many Records: Festival#1 / Translated by Yujeong Lee

It all started around about the time I went to University. Some friends from a band in my home town wanted to play a show outside of it, to meet a new audience and sell some CDR copies of their debut EP. Over the next four years I put on 12 more gigs (shows, Americans), they got bigger, more elaborate. They turned into alldayers, they included cake stalls, pizza stands, live artists and multiple stages. Every time I would tell myself “never again” and then five months later... 필자가 대학에 막 입학했을 때 모든 것이 시작되었다. 고 향에서 밴드를 하는 몇몇 친구들이 새로운 관객을 만나 그 들의 데뷔 음반을 팔기 위해 다른 지방에서 공연을 하고 싶어 했다. 그 다음 4년 동안 12회의 공연을 했고, 공연 은 점점 더 커졌고, 더 공을 들이게 되었다. 하루 종일 공 연을 하게 되었고, 케이크 판매대, 피자 판매대, 라이브 뮤



지션과 다양한 무대까지 포함하게 되었다. 매 번마다 “이 번이 마지막”이라고 스스로에게 말했지만 그러고도 다섯 달을 더 했다.

These basic lo-fi gigs are great for creating small brief communities. And it’s lovely to see your friends, who may have never met, getting acquainted at your shows and then going off to form their own bands, or start record labels, or write fanzines or start socialist protest movements (really). 이 기본적인 싸구려 음질의 공연은 작고 간단한 커뮤니티 를 만들어내는 데는 탁월하다. 한번도 만나본 적이 없는 친구들을 만나고, 당신의 공연에서 친분을 맺고 나서 밴드 를 만들거나 음반회사를 차리고, 혹은 팬진을 만들거나 사 회주의자의 데모(진짜로)를 시작하는 것은 멋진 일이다.

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‘I Like Many Records’ is an extension of that purpose. However this time the goal is to bring together two cultures and help out the local community at the same time. ‘I Like Many Records’는 그러한 목적들의 연장선에 있다. 그러나 이번에는 두 가지의 문화를 한 데 모으고 동시에 지역 그룹을 돕는 것이 목적이다. Generally foreigners and Koreans in this city don’t go to each others’ shows (in the past I’ve been the only Asian not working at a foreigner show and the only foreigner at a Korean show). Why are these two groups, who both obviously like good music, so separate? Music has no language barriers, maaaan.... 보통 이 도시의 외국인과 한국인은 서로의 공연에 가 지 않는다.(예전에는 필자는 외국인의 공연에서 일하 지 않는 유일한 아시아인이었고 한국인 공연에서는 유일한 외국인이었다.) 왜 명백히 음악을 좋아하는 이 두 그룹은 따로 있는가? 음악에는 언어의 장벽이 없 단 말이다.

The first I Like Many Records festival will be held at Jeng-iY bar (‘that Jimi Hendrix bar’ to most) on Saturday October 12th. The day will be a celebration of good music in Daegu (plus a few friends from other towns) that will, I hope, bring together both the Korean and foreign music lovers in this town. We will also endeavour to raise a lot of money for three worthwhile charities in the city: 첫번째 I Like Many Records 공연은 10월 12일 토 요일 쟁이(대개 ‘지미 헨드릭스 바’라고 알려져 있는 곳)에서 열린다. 그 날은 대구의 좋은 음악의 향연을( 그리고 다른 지역에서 온 몇몇 밴드들까지 포함해서) 즐기고, 이 도시 내에 있는 한국인, 외국인 음악 애 호가들을 한자리에 모을 수 있기를 바란다. 또한 대 구 내의 가치 있는 자선단체 세 곳을 위해 크게 모금 을 할 예정이다.

Daegu’s Time To Give: Daegu’s Time To Give are a non-profit organisation that aims to improve the lives of the less fortunate, disadvantaged children within Daegu through fundraising, volunteer projects (both short and long term), and awareness raising events. (Full disclosure, I work with DTTG a little bit too). -continued on p40-


Daegu’s Time To Give : Daegu’s Time To Give는 모 금, 자원봉사 활동(단기와 장기), 모금활동 홍보를 통해 대구에 있는 가난한 사람들의 사람들과 혜택을 받지 못 하는 어린이들의 삶을 개선시키는 데에 목적을 둔 비영 리 단체이다.(솔직히 말하자면 필자는 DTTG와 조금 관 계가 있다.) Korean Animal Protection Society (KAPS): KAPS is one of the few long standing animal shelters in South Korea. KAPS rescues animals from the streets of Daegu; it houses, cares for and feeds them at its three shelters. Our mission is to end cruelty and suffering of animals in Korea by increasing awareness and education surrounding their needs. 한국동물보호협회 (KAPS): KAPS는 한국에서 오래 운영 되고 있는 몇몇 동물보호소 중 하나이다. KAPS는 대구의 길거리에서 동물을 구조하는 일을 한다. 협회가 운영하고 있는 세군데의 보호소에서는 버려진 동물에게 집이 되어 주고 먹이를 주며 보살펴준다. 우리의 목표는 한국의 동물 이 필요한 것에 대한 관심과 교육을 통해 동물에 대학 학 대와 고통을 끝내는 것이다.

Liberty In North Korea (LiNK): Daegu LiNK is dedicated to transforming the image of North Korea from a political one to one focused on improving the plight of the North Korean people. Redefining North Korea by focusing on the people, while rescuing and providing resettlement support to North Korean refugees and pursuing an end to the NK crisis. Liberty In North Korea (LiNK): 대구 LiNK는 북한에 대 한 이미지를 정치적인 것에서 북한 주민의 역경을 개선시 키는 데에 집중시키는 것으로 바꾸는데 헌신을 다하고 있 다. 북한난민을 구조하고 정착하는데 도움을 주며 북한의 위기에 끝을 내는 것을 목표로 하는 것과 동시에 사람에 대한 것으로 북한을 재정의하는 것이다.

is welcome to play songs they like) and of course, live music. From Daegu’s bulging-good music scene Picnic In The Rain, Plastic Kiz, Dogstar, Andrew Blad, Common Common, Foxtrot and Colours are noise-making, they will be joined by Genius from Busan, Colin Phils from Cheonan and The Prison Muder Gospel Choir from Cheongju. From punk to indie-folk to math rock to classical guitar performances we have your back bro. Members of the Daegu Theatre Troop will also be performing a short bit in association with LiNK. It’s nice when the people come together. I hope you can join us... BBQ, DJ(여러분이 생각하는 흔한 DJ가 아니라 누구든 지 좋아하는 음악을 틀어도 좋다.) 그리고 물론 라이브 뮤 직이 준비되어 있을 것이다. 대구의 뛰어난 Picnic In The Rain, Plastic Kiz, Dogstar, Andrew Blad, Common Common, Foxtrot and Colours이 연주를 할 것이며 부 산의 Genius, 천안의 Colin Phils, 청주의 Muder Gospel Choir 역시 참가할 것이다. 펑크에서부터 인디포크, 매쓰락에서부터 클래식 기타 연주까지 모든 음악을 책임 질 것이다. Daegu Theatre Troop 역시 LiNK와 연계하 여 짧은 공연을 선보일 것이다. 사람들이 모이면 즐겁다. 당신 역시 우리와 함께 하길 바 란다.

Where: Jeng-y Bar, Downtown/Banwoldang, Daegu. When: October 12th 2013. Starts at 4pm. How much: 5,000W on the door. Know more, be better for it: 어디서: 동성로 쟁이(반월당 역 부근) 언제: 2013년 10월 12일 오후 4시 시작 How much: 입장 시 5,000원.

There will cakes, BBQs, DJs (but not like that...anyone



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더 자세한 정보를 원하시면; Check out some great links to groups and bands below. Charities: Daegu’s Time To Give: KAPS: LiNK: Bands(밴드): Dogstar:

Colours: Common Common: Plastic Kiz: Daegu Theatre Troop (w/LiNK): https://www.facebook. com/daegu.troupe Colin Phils: Prison Murder Gospel Choir: https://www.facebook. com/pmgchoir Picnic In The Rain: Genius:


Time For Healing! Medi-City Daegu Invites You to Experience the Best Medical Services Submitted by Medi-City Daegu

Medi-City Daegu, the hub of Korean Medical Tourism! Daegu is the representative ‘Medi-City’ of Korea. With 12 general hospitals, more than 7,500 medical specialists, high-tech medical equipment and advanced medical care, Daegu provides various medical services from basic health screening to complex specialty care at an affordable cost. Why Daegu? Leaping toward a high-tech medical industrial city In August 2009, Daegu was awarded the High-tech Medical Cluster Project by the central government, which is a national new growth engine designed to develop medical industry into a core industry for Korea. Daegu is making strides towards becoming an integrated medical industrial city for medical equipment, medicines, etc. Excellent medical service infrastructure Five university hospitals including Kyungpook National University Hospital, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu Catholic University Hospital and Daegu Oriental Hospital of Daegu Haany University; twelve general hospitals; six hospitals accredited by the Ministry of Health and Welfare; eleven special hospitals; and more than 7,500 medical specialists provide high-quality Western and



Oriental medical services with the best medical care and high-tech equipment. Affordable cost and specialized medical fields recognized by the world Not only does Daegu provide the world’s best hair transplantation technique, but also proudly presents various other specialized medical services in areas such as health screening, oriental medicine, dentistry, plastic surgery, dermatology, obstetrics and gynecology, etc. Here in Daegu, visitors can experience the world-class health care at a low cost. Medi-City Daegu, providing the best health care service ever! Are you suffering from toothache, or having skin trouble? Do you need a medical check-up? If you are in need of medical attention or consultation for medical services such as health screening, plastic surgery, oriental medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry, dermatology, ophthalmology, etc., but worried about the language barrier and cultural differences, it’s time to call or visit Daegu Medical Tourism Information Center(+82-07-7006-1161~4)! Special healing week in Daegu There will be lots of events this month in Daegu. Among them the World Energy Congress Daegu 2013 is one

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of the most renowned international events. Daegu is get ready to invite those who are participating in the Congress as a special guests for Daegu Medical Tour. During the WEC2013 you can just visit Daegu medical tourism booth collaborating with Korean Tourism Organization which is located in 1st floor lobby, EXCO. Foreign visitors can get free health services including medical check up, health consultation, body composition examination, blood pressure check, etc. by our authorized medical experts team. Specialized medical tour coordinator will be there to help them to communicate with medical experts effectively by providing interpretation services. There will be various extraordinary events such as a free herbal tea tasting and photo shooting time with beautiful "Dae Jang Geum" ladies dressed up in Hanbok(Korean traditional costume). The precious souvenirs will be distributed to the entire visitors. Should you want to experience special tour programs in Daegu just join our get-ready medical tour program! You can get discounted price for medical check, free transportation, and free interpretation services supported by the local government. For more information to participate in the medical tour program, please contact us at +82-70-7006-1161~4(Daegu Medical Tourism Information Center). Healthy life, high quality medical service! Come for a comprehensive and integrated medical care in Daegu.


Bangkok By Night Clubbing in the City of Squala! Written and photographed by Scott McLaughlin

Holla! City of Squala! (Mr. Chow: Hangover 2) For those that have seen this movie, you get the idea. Bangkok is a massive city associated with "Happy Endings," "Ping Pong Shows," "Go Go Girls" and other forms of lustful entertainment. People often forget this city is one of Asia's top commercial cities with big businesses, tourism and an awesome party scene. This tale involves partying in the Sukhumvit area, specifically Soi 11. Soi 11 is just outside of BTS Nana Station (Bangkok's Monorail system). During the day, it is full of tourists coming and going to the many hotels on the Soi. At night, it morphs into a hedonistic adult playground. There are rooftop bars, open air pubs, live music clubs, glitzy nightclubs and after hour parties to stumble out of at the break of dawn. Sound familiar to Korea? This Soi boasts clubs with names like BASH, Q Bar, Nest, Climax and Levels. The night starts out at Nest Lounge and Bar



around 9pm, a great open air rooftop bar with a relaxed and friendly vibe. I meet Michael Lin, General Manager for Nest. There are comfortable sofas and large tables to support groups. On this particular night, there is a 90's throwback party complete with a live band with a DJ and MC. Pretty awesome way to start the night. From here, the party people get their swag on at Q Bar. Q Bar is a staple of Soi 11. There are multiple rooms and levels. This place packs it in every night. International DJ acts routinely make this place bumping from 11pm-2am. As you exit the club, you are given a wristband to enter into BASH. Right down the street, this is the place to be from 2am-6am. I am fortunate to have met Benjamin Baskins, Sales and Marketing Director for Eclipse Group, . Eclipse Group runs bars and clubs all over Thailand. On Soi 11, they operate Australian Pub and Bar, BASH afterhours nightclub and Q Bar. I enter

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into a special night, where there are body painted models, performers swinging from the rafters, and a little person to guide you up in an elevator. This is a great place to meet some interesting party owls. Whether you are alone or with friends, Soi 11 is your one stop clubbing block. As for rules, dress smart, no sandals or shorts, and be prepared to either come in with a heavy wallet or a few drinks under your belt, depending on your budget. Most drinks cost 200 baht, which is kind of pricey, but remember, Bangkok is an international city. There are other Soi's like the RCA, Khaosan and Ekamai that also boast some fantastic party nights. But since I had one night in BKK, I couldn't have chosen a better spot. It's 6am, luckily the Grand President hotel is right across the street. My feet are beat, ear drums are ringing and I can't wait to check out the pics from one amazing night.


Night of the Living Dead The Daegu Theatre Troupe

Written and photographed by Michael Randall / Translated by Yujeong Lee

The Daegu Theatre troupe will be producing a staged adaptation of George A. Romero's 'Night of the Living Dead'. The original screenplay premiered in 1968 and eventually became a cult classic inspiring spoofs and sequels for many years after. Inspired by Richard Matheson's “I Am Legend” Romero wrote the script and hoped that it would be an “earth shaking change'. The story follows characters Ben, Barbra, and five others trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania which is attacked by unnamed "living dead" monsters which later became known in popular culture as zombies.

한 본연의 것 말이다. 그래서 생각해봤다. 만약 죽은 자들 이 더 이상 죽어있지 않다면? 이야기는 그에 대해 사람들 이 어떻게 반응하는지 혹은 어떻게 반응을 못 하는지에 대한 것이 될 것이다. 이 것이 [좀비]가 탄생하게 된 계기 이다.”라고 말했다.

Director Michael Randall has taken the script which was put into public domain in 1968 after an error was made by the distributor and adapted it for the stage. Although the heart of the story remains the same, Randall took liberties in updating the language and giving some characters, specifically the women, stronger voice.

Daegu Theatre Troupe(DTT)은 조지 로메로의 ‘살아있 는 시체들의 밤’을 연출하여 무대에 올린다. 원작은1968 년에 초연되었고, 수년 동안 패러디물과 속편에 영감을 준 컬트물의 고전이 되었다. 리차드 마테손의 “나는 전설 이다”에 영감을 받았고, 로메로는 대본을 쓰고 난 후 작품 이 “세상을 뒤흔드는 충격”이 되길 바랐다. 이야기는 펜 실베니아의 시골 농장에 갇힌 벤, 바바라 그리고 다섯 명 의 사람들을 따라간다. 이 농장은 이름이 없는, “살아있으 면서도 죽은” 괴물들에 의해 공격 당하는데 괴물들은 후 에 대중문화에서 좀비라고 알려지게 된다.

감독인 마이클 랜달은 배급업자의 실수로 1968년에 저 작권이 퍼블릭 도메인 상태가 된 대본을 꺼내 무대용으로 각색했다. 줄거리의 중심내용은 그대로이지만 랜달은 언 어적인 면을 수정하고 몇몇 등장인물, 특히 여성의 목소 리에 힘을 실어 주었다.

“I wanted something that was forever, something that was really at the heart of it. I said, so what if the dead stop staying dead?... And the stories are about how people respond or fail to respond to this. That's really all [the zombies] ever represented to me.” said Romero.

"대본의 원작에는 멋진 요소들이 가득하지만 꽤 오래된 내용이고, 몇몇 등장인물은 오늘날의 사회를 정확하게 반 영하기 위해 변화가 필요했다. 이번 공연은 현대를 배경 으로 하며, 영화 달리 액션요소가 커졌고 선혈이 더 낭자 할 것이다.”

“The original script is full of great bits, but it is quite dated and some of the characters needed to be changed in order to accurately represent our society today. The play will be set in modern times and unlike the film, the action will be bigger and bloodier.”

로메로는 “나는 영원한 무엇인가를 원했다. 어떠한 진정



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After a year which saw the theatre troupe produce their first original work in 'Baggage Claim', a West End hit in 'Cock' and fantasy classic in 'The Princess Bride', the adaptation of 'Night of the Living Dead' will be the final full length production of the 2013 season. “It's been an amazing year and we wanted to go out with a bang. We thought that this show would be the perfect way to do just that.” For those who want an up close look at all the action will be encouraged to sit in designated “Splatter Zones”. Other special surprises are in the works as the troupe hopes to add to the legacy of this cult classic. 극단은 올해 첫 오리지널 작품 ‘배기지 클레임’, 웨스 트 엔드의 히트 작품 ‘콕’ 그리고 판타지 클래식 장르 의 ‘더 프린세스 브라이드’를 제작했고 ‘살아있는 시 체들의 밤’이 2013 시즌의 마지막 전(全)작 제작공연 이 될 것이다. “올해는 정말 멋진 한 해였고 우리는 멋 진 공연을 선보이고 싶었다. 이번 공연은 우리의 바람 을 이룰 완벽한 기회라고 생각한다.” 가까이에서 공 연을 감상하고 싶으신 분들은 “Splatter Zone”으로 지정된 구역에 앉으시길 권한다. 공연 안의 다른 특별 한 서프라이즈 장치들은 극단이 이 컬트 고전의 유산 에 덧붙이고 싶었던 것이다.

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The show which will be the troupe's biggest production to date will be held at the Play Onnuri Theatre on October 26 and 27. Show times and ticket information will be made available on the DTT website ( and Facebook in the coming weeks. The show contains both strong violence and language and is not recommended for young audiences. 지금까지의 DTT 공연 중 가장 큰 규모의 제작이 될 이번 공연은 10월 26일과 27일 극단 온누리 극장 에서 열린다. 공연시간과 티켓 정보는 몇 주 이내에 DTT 홈페이지(와 페이스 북에 올려질 것이다. 이 공연은 폭력적인 장면과 언어 를 사용하고 있으니 어린이관객에게는 권장하지 않 는다.


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Volunteer and Save a Life KAPS an Animal Safe Haven Written and photographed by Emma Thompson

The Korean Animal Protection Society (KAPS) is a charity based in Daegu. The charity was founded in 1982 by our founder Sunnan Kum and is run today by her daughter Sue. The charity has two shelters, one for cats and one for dogs, both are based at the red lineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daemyoung Subway Station. KAPS has changed significantly in relation to foreigners in recent years, it now has excellent volunteering opportunities for those willing to donate some time. Volunteering is a great way to get more from your time in Korea, it helps you meet new people, develop excellent transferable skills and looks great on your resume. Each month in the Spring and Autumn seasons KAPS holds a dog walk. These events, posted monthly on our Facebook page, enable anyone to pop into the shelter for the afternoon and walk a dog. This means you can enjoy a pet for the day and our dogs get out of the shelter and have some fresh air, love and exercise. Many of our cats have had bad experiences with people since traditionally they are not seen in a positive light here, although slowly Koreans are starting to enjoy keeping cats as pets. Our cats have a huge mixture of personalities, breeds, and ages, which makes every visit fun. KAPS has been rescuing dogs and cats from Daegu streets for years, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not our only focus. KAPS



also works to educate and increase awareness about ending dog meat consumption, pet care, and training. Owning a pet is a fairly new part of Korean culture, and although many Korean pets are adored, they are not necessarily understood. This can cause some behavioural difficulties, which sadly sometimes ends in the animals being turned out. KAPS is working to prevent this by educating the public online and at Daegu events. For those who really want to make a difference there are positions opening on the KAPS team that really enable you to get involved. You can organize fundraising events, take part in our monthly bake sale and raise funds for KAPS animals, you can help our dogs and cats find new homes by getting involved with our foster and adoption programs, or you can spread the word by helping out in our publishing division, designing posters, flyers, and T-shirts. If you are competent in Korean and English languages we are always looking for people to help liaise between the foreign volunteers and our increasing numbers of Korean volunteers. We are always looking for people to foster our many cats and dogs in need. This is a great way to have multiple pets whilst in Korea without the lifetime commitment and with the amazing reward of knowing what a life changing difference you have made to the lives of the animals you

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foster. We have several long term KAPS residents, like Happy, who really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stand a chance of getting a home without being fostered first so it really is a life changing experience for them. Alternatively if you feel like you are ready for that lifetime commitment we would love for you to consider a KAPS cat or dog for your forever friend. Our process involves an application form and follow up questions and you can adopt from the shelter or a foster home. We assist you in any way we can and ensure you are well prepared to bring your pet back to your home country when you are ready. For more information on all these opportunities visit us on Facebook at or on our website at We look forward to helping you get involved.



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“Slick textures and oscillating harmonies…” – San Francisco Guardian “…exquisite collection of intricate electro-pop chimes and microrythms.” – The Wire “Effortlessly pretty instrumental electronic pop, sunny and almost whimsical… sincere and unpretentious.” – NOW Toronto

“The vibrancy that pours out of his hands are the result of careful study and preparation, a desire to fuse every instrument together into one great instrument capable of taking any influence and running with it…” - Brainwashed

Since 2001, Toronto-native indietronic darling Shaw-Han Liem, has been releasing some of the most beautifully organic ambient albums under his stage moniker I am Robot and Proud (IaRaP). IaRaP ‘s signature sound of meticulously arranged electropop melodies have earned him tours with bands such as The Constantines, Printed Circuit, Marumari, Ariel Pink, and The Unicorns. The audio coloration of IaRaP ‘s works, always bright, uplifting, and styled with uptempo beats, also flow with real human sentiments and emotions with details lurking beneath its primary-color laden glossy surface. The songs are intricate but ultimately feel lighter and lighter to the listen, ultimately pulling some of the weight off their sneaker and carrying them an inch or two into the air. A regular figure in the indie scene, having worked with Shugo Tokumaru, Lullatone, and Oorutaichi among others, IaRaP also works in the innovative sound field. Re-


cently IaRaP made music for the award winning Mobile game Sound Shapes as sound & music designer. Also, Liem has been participant in the global launch of the collaboratively conceived Tenori-On electro pad by media designer Toshio Iwai and Yamaha. This will be IaRaP’s second tour of South Korea with SuperColorSuper, on his last visit a few TV stars made appearances at his Seoul gig!


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“a cerebral voyage into a world of rich textures and elegant, punctuated rhythms.”-XL8R “SHIGETO has the ability to blend quirky electronic sounds and percussion in a style in which never becomes repetitive, consistently blending his musical influences together with futuristic synths and ever changing percussion” – The Ripe



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“Parallels with fellow beat and electronic luminaries could also easily be drawn” – Fact Magazine’s album review of “Full Circle”

“The quaint melodies and twinkling mechanisms of Lineage suggest a patient, natural beauty, one that fits his production capabilities far better than Full Circle’s stutter-and-swell instrumental hip-hop leanings” – Pitchfork’s album review of Lineage

SHIGETO (Ghostly International) is the solo project of a Detroit-based musician/producer, Zachary Saginaw. It’s his middle name and also his grandfather’s name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach’s family tree. SHIGETO means, as he says, “First to cross over, as in first born, and to increase in size, or to grow larger.” He was born nine weeks premature, weight less than a pound. Cool shades of ambient music, stuttering early IDM, dubstep sub-bass, and jazz melodicism color SHIGETO’s palette, which he wields with a painterly attention to detail. Likewise, his live performance is a melding of live drumming with electronics. While Zach’s body of work has grown over

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the last few years, he has played many big festivals around the world including Croatia’s Soundwave, Oregon’s What The Festival, Detroit’s Movement, and Decibel Festivals. Zach continues to be prolific with August 2013’s release of No Better Time than Now, a complex constellation of sounds and ideas that we have come to expect from the producer/ drummer. Beat-driven but given to richly-textured sound design. Rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous. SHIGETO’s music is a bridge between the past and present. Meet SHIGETO and dive into an ever-shifting array of rhythms and melodies. There is no better time than November 7-10th.



Daegu Students Go International Global Leaders of the Future Written and photographed by Hwang Yuri

YouthCOIE, or Youth Coordinator for International Exchange, is comprised of undergraduate university students from Daegu and Gyeongbuk interested in international relations and exchange. Our organization is the only collegiate organization dealing with international affairs in Daegu and Gyeongbuk province. Our core foundations were built upon the idea of supporting the development of future global leaders. We strive for the vision of truly communicating and interacting with the world by the acquisition of worldly knowledge and understanding of diversity. YouthCOIE는 'Youth Coordinator for International Exchange'의 약자로, '국제 교류를 위한 청년 코디네이터'라는 의미 를 가지고 있습니다. YouthCOIE


는 다양한 프로그램을 직접 기획 하고 실행하는 대구 경북 유일의 국제교류 대학생 단체입니다. 다 양한 형태의 스터디를 통해 세계 인으로서의 매너, 지식, 기본 자질 을 갖추고 국제적인 인재로 거듭 나고자 함과 문화의 다양성을 이 해하고 인정함으로써 글로벌 시 대에 어울리는 진정한 소통을 실 현하는 것을 Vision으로 삼고 있 습니다.

The organization is largely divided into five sectors: President, Vice President, Project Planning team, External Cooperation team, and Academic Interchange team. The most prominent programs conducted by our members are the “Living Library” sessions and open lectures called “COIE concerts”. Living Library sessions are formulated following the renowned social


activist, Ronni Abergel, of his remarkable way in inviting guest speakers to act on behalf of a book to deliver the autobiography of their lives through interactive communication. Moreover, COIE concert is the largest and the most critical event hosted by YouthCOIE. For the event, we

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invite prominent guest speakers taking leading roles in international organizations, embassy, and international companies to have the chance to advise and encourage future global leaders to bravely step out into the open and evermore globalizing world. On top of the many significant events, we cooperate as a team to academically improve through study sessions and work creatively by hosting varieties of second-hand projects. Our current 5th official team of YouthCOIE focuses on the project of COIE-DE, which aims to publicize Daegu more outwardly, and COIE-RO, which works to set the foundations for interactions between international affairs organizations from other cities. Please look forward to the many activities to be conducted by our upcoming 6th YouthCOIE members. YouthCOIE는 회장, 부회장, 기획팀, 대외 협력팀, 학술 교류팀으로 구성되며 모두 수평적인 관계 속에 있습니 다. 매 기수마다 진행되는 대표 행사로 Living Library 와 강연회(COIE concert)가 있습니다. Living Library 는 덴마크 사회운동가 로니 에버겔이 만든 이벤트성 도 서관으로 사람이 한 권의 책으로 개념화되어 독자가 원 하는 책을 빌려 대화를 통해 그들의 인생을 듣는 행사입 니다. 강연회는 저희가 기획하는 가장 큰 규모의 행사로 서, 저희가 국제기구, 대사관, 국제업무에 종사하시는 연 사 분들을 모시고 대학생들에게 보다 넓은 세계로의 도 전을 위해 충고해주시고 격려해주시는 뜻 깊은 강연입니

다. 그 외에도 정기적인 스터디와 각 기수마다의 특색 있는 프로젝트들이 있습니다. 현재 5기의 경우, 대구의 문화를 알리며 주체성을 제고하기 위한 코이드와 다른 지역의 국 제교류단체와의 만남을 위한 코이로가 있습니다. 9월부터 활동을 시작한, 6기들의 많은 활약이 기대됩니다.

YouthCOIE will continuously empower itself to not let Daegu and Gyeongbuk to be hindered in international interactions and exchange due to regional barriers. And as a result, we will never cease to provide the best and open opportunities for Daegu and Gyeongbuk undergraduate students. YouthCOIE는 국제교류에 있어서, 대구 경북의 지리적 위 치가 지역적 한계가 되지 않도록, 대구·경북의 대학생들 이 국제교류와 국제기구에 대한 다양한 정보와 기회를 얻 을 수 있는 교류의 장을 만들도록 계속 노력하고 성장하 겠습니다.


Getting Past the White Tiger Written by Ashley Guerrero and Leif Nordholm / Photos by Young-Gun Park

The theme of this year's Burning Man festival in Korea (KoreaBurn) was FLOW. The contributors to the expat blog, gettingpastthewhitetiger.blogspot. kr, traveled there with Sea-saw Shisha by the Sea Shore, an exhibition for inhaling the good times, exhaling the bad vibes, and keeping it all in balance. Our group's theme camp was a giant chill out tent with hookas generously supplied by Aladdin's Lamb and a homemade see-saw called stable enough. Before we get into the event itself let's look at some background info on the event. KoreaBurn is a spin off event of Burning Man held in Nevada. The Burn is new in Korea, but from what I understand, it has been greatly improved. Both Burning Man and KoreaBurn follow these ten principles:



1. Radical Inclusion - Come as you are! You are invited to be who you are and do what you do. 2. Gifting - Rejoice in the the joy of giving, and the ability to receive without having to pay back. 3. Decommodification - NO MONEY! No ads, no sponsorships. Period. 4. Radical Self-reliance - DIY. Find, use & strengthen your creative potential. 5. Radical Self-expression - Be yourself without fear of judgement. No one will stop you but you. 6. Communal Effort - We > I! Work together to create something bigger than you. 7. Civic Responsibility - No breaking the law. Take care of each other. 8. Leaving No Trace - Mother Earth provides us every thing we need, don't pay her back with MOOP (trash). 9. Participation - Don't just watch. Join us! 10. Immediacy - Live in the moment, for what else is there but now?

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KoreaBurn is a transformative festival. There we can learn about what is possible in a cooperative society. Honestly, I believe we should live our lives in this way, and with such a supportive community at KoreaBurn it was easy to get lost in the freedom, acceptance, and love everyone had. If you're new to the Burn you can bang the traditional gong and hear the words, "Welcome Home" Those words couldn't have been truer. Now for the event. I have to recollect my thoughts on this one. I remember seeing jellyfish people, shoe jousting, a wandering mystic offering salvation, a pen full of upright-walking, talking animals and a giant creature with one big eye who I called a cyclops, but he corrected me, "Ahem, I am an observer."

see-saw shisha action. DJ Tek stayed awake for the whole weekend. The rest of us, however, found a little time for sleep. But I've left out the best part: the BURN! At night the poi dancers were out in full force and this year's burning man had a sweet design. The man was comprised of one statue with its arms up and another with its arms down. It was obliterated much more quickly than last year's. We were even able to do our own burn! When the mural was being incinerated, we added the seesaw to the mix. With the man we burn all that which is keeping us down, and keeping us from loving ourselves, each other and the world we live in. Happy burn, Korea!

We had a solid group: eight teachers, a multimedia pro and a DJ. We rolled in and set up camp right before a massive deluge swept through. That's right. We got SOAKED. In the afternoon, however, and for the rest of the weekend, we enjoyed sun, fun and some serious

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A Weekend of Art Living Body Art! Written by Gary Lynn / Photos by Kimberly Smith

To close out our summer in Daegu, we enjoyed one of its annual events, the International Body Painting Festival 2013. This year was quite different from years past. Yes, the event was over a two day weekend and held at Duryu Park, in downtown Daegu. However, unlike years past there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any live entertainment during the day prior to the models going on stage. Also, the number of competitors from around the world seemed to be less. There were people from Finland, South



Event Recaps - A Weekend of Art

Korea, China, Japan, Hungry, Uzbekistan, Netherlands and the USA, also a few other nations but not as many as last year. Unlike last year, the weather was much nicer than the year before. The competition was in two areas: costume and total body art. The competitors for the costume division had a time limit to get ready before they were judged on Saturday. Although the full body art competitors were painted, they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t judged until Sunday. On Saturday, only a total of six com

petitors took the stage. So Saturday was a practice run for the full body art.

sion by far had the most impressive art this weekend. We all had a good time and enjoyed the shows. Looking forward to next year.

The total body art took more time and I was especially impressed by the entry from the United States, Fray Scott. They were returning for a third year. He and his wife really enjoy Daegu and love being invited every year. The crowd really reacted to Mr. Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s model (who is American) when she spoke Korean, right before they left the stage. Personally, I like this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entries as opposed to the last years. I just love all those eyes in front and back. That being said, I think that the show has to go to the costume division. These guys stole the show. There were competitors that had wings with an eight foot span; another had an owl headdress along with matching wings. Some really COOL stuff! The costume divi-

Event Recaps - A Weekend of Art





the daegu compass

October 2013 SUN


This is an overview of our October events. For more information about events on our calendar, check out the next two pages or email us: If you have events you want to add for the November issue, please email us by October 15th. Thanks!







The 42th Andong Mask Dance Festival @ Andong / 9.27~10.6 Digital ARTEXMODA 2103 The Third Space – Objects in daily life @ Art Museum KNU / ~10.12 Contemplation Daegu’s Art – PART 2 @ DAM /



Wednesday Night Trivia @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill



/ 17:00

2013 Daegu Beauty Expo @ EXCO / 10.4~10.6 DIOF-G. Verdi. LA FORZA DEL DESTINO @ Daegu Opera House / 10.4-19:30 / 10.5-15:00


/ 19:30

Mt,Palgong Modern Temple Bazaar Festival @ Palgongsan Cine 80 Drive-in Theater /

Acoustic Cafe @ Suseong Artpia /

Concert @ 20:3022:30 (Novotel Daegu Terrace Cafe) POUR YOUR OWN DOUBLES @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

The 398th Regular Concert of Daegu Metropolitan Orchestra <Amadeus> @ Daegu Culture & Arts Center / 19:30








DIOF-TOSCA @ Daegu Opera House

/ 15:00

Daegu Colorful Festival @ Daegu 중앙로 /

Steve Barakatt's Recital in Korea @ Keimyung Art Center

22nd World Energy Congress Daegu2013 @ EXCO / 10.13~10.17


Jazz & Sotry @ Bongsan Art Center



Open Mic Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill


Wednesday Night Trivia @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

Concert @ 20:3022:30 (Novotel Daegu Terrace Cafe) POUR YOUR OWN DOUBLES @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill



Wednesday Night Trivia @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

Concert @ 20:3022:30 (Novotel Daegu Terrace Cafe) POUR YOUR OWN DOUBLES @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill



Wednesday Night Trivia @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

Concert @ 20:3022:30 (Novotel Daegu Terrace Cafe) POUR YOUR OWN DOUBLES @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

/ 20:00

Open Mic Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill


Dramatic Modern Ballet <Nongae> @ Suseong Artpia

The 11th Daegu International Opera Festival(DIOF) @ Daegu Opera House / 10.14~11.4

Mt,Palgong Modern Temple Bazaar Festival @ Palgongsan Cine 80 Drive-in Theater /


Concert @ 20:3022:30 (Novotel Daegu Terrace Cafe) POUR YOUR OWN DOUBLES @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill


Wednesday Night Trivia @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

Open Mic Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill



DIOF-TOSCA @ Daegu Opera House






Daegu Art Festival @ Daegu Culture & Arts Center /

/ 17:00

Flamenco @ Suseong Artpia /



Kusama Yayoi “A dream I dreamed” @ Daegu Art Museum / 7.16~11.3

Dramatic Modern Ballet <Nongae> @ Suseong Artpia




2013 Daegu Camping Expo @ EXCO /


Open Mic Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

October calendar

/ 19:00



Busan Fireworks Festival @ 광안리해수욕장 /


2013 Daegu Camping Expo @ EXCO /




October 2013 Event Calendar 2013 Daegu Beauty Expo Time: 10.4~10.6 / Ticket price: 5,000w / Place: EXCO Ticket information:053-601-5352 /


Time: 10.4-19:30 / 10.5-15:00 / Place: Daegu Opera House Ticket price: R:70,000w / S:50,000w / A:30,000w / B:20,000w / C:10,000w / Information:053-666-6111 /

Dramatic Modern Ballet <Nongae> Time: 10.5~10.6-17:00 / Place: Suseong Artpia Ticket price: R:50,000w / S:30,000w / A:10,000w Information:053-668-1800 /

Daegu Art Festival

Time: 10.9~10.19 / Ticket price:2,000w / 1,000w Place: Daegu Culture & Arts Center

Acoustic Cafe

Time: 10.9-19:30 / Place: Suseong Artpia Ticket price: R:100,000w / S:80,000w / A:60,000w / B:40,000w Information:053-668-1800 /

Mt.Palgong Modern Temple Bazaar Festival Time: 10.11~10.14 Place: Palgongsan Cine 80 Drive-in Theater

Digital ARTEXMODA 2013 The Third Space – Objects in daily life Time: ~10.12 / Place: Art Museum KNU Information:053-950-7968 /

Contemplation Daegu’s Art – PART 2

Time: ~10.13 / Ticket price: 1,000w / Place: DAM Information: 053-790-3000 /

The 11th Daegu International Opera Festival(DIOF) Time: 10.14~11.4 / Place: Daegu Opera House Information:053-666-6111 /



Event calendar

October 2013 Event Calendar 2013 Daegu Camping Expo

Time: 10.25~10.27 / Place: EXCO Information:031-697-8260 /


Time: 10.10-19:30 / 10.12-15:00 / Place: Daegu Opera House Ticket price: R:70,000w / S:50,000w / A:30,000w / B:20,000w / C:10,000w Information:053-666-6111 /


Time: 10.13 17:00 / Place: Suseong Artpia Ticket price: R:50,000w / S:40,000w / A:30,000w / B:20,000w Information:053-668-1800 /

The 398th Regular Concert of Daegu Metropolitan Orchestra <Amadeus> Time: 10.11 19:30 / Ticket price: 10,000w / 5,000w Place: Daegu Culture & Arts Center Information:053-606-6114 /

Daegu Colorful Festival

Time: 10.11~10.13 / Place: Daegu 중앙로 Information:053-422-0996 /

Jazz & Sotry

Time: 10.15 20:00 / Ticket price: 33,000w (with drink) Place: Bongsan Art Center Information:053-661-3081 /

Steve Barakatt's Recital in Korea

Time: 10.19 19:00 / Place: Keimyung Art Center Ticket price: R:99,000w / S:88,000w / A:77,000w / B:66,000w Information:1566-9621 /

22nd World Energy Congress Daegu2013 Time: 10.13~10.17 / Place: EXCO /

Busan Fireworks Festival

Time: 10.25~10.26 / Place: 광안리해수욕장 Information :051-501-6051 /

Kusama Yayoi “A dream I dreamed”

Time: 7.16~11.3 Ticket price:1,000w / Place: Daegu Art Museum Ticket information:053-790-3000 /

Event calendar



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Daegu Metropolitan Subway



How to Get there bring the Compass with you and show the taxi driver your destination

Daegu Opera House 115-5 Chilsung2-ga, Buk-gu, Daegu 053)666-6000

Suseong Artpia 1137-3 Jisan-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu 053)666-3300

Donggu Art and Sports Center 1084 Hyomok1-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu 053)951-3300

Keimyung Art Center 1000-2 Sindang-gong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu 053)580-6600

Dalseogu Advanced Culture Center 150 , Gangil, Dalseo-gu, Daegu 053)667-3081

Daegu Citizen Center 256 Tae pyung-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu 053)252-6401

Daegu Cultural Center for Students 230-6 Yongsan-dong,Dalseo-gu, Daegu 053)550-7114

Daeduk Cultural Center 275 Apsan Circular way, Nam-gu, Daegu 053)622-0703

Arts Theater CT Jeil Bld. B1, 109-2 Namil-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu 053)256-0369

Bongsan Cultural Center 133 Bongsan Culture Street, Jung-gu, Daegu 053)661-3081

Harmonia Art Hall 133 Bongsan Culture Street, Jung-gu, Daegu 053)254-7241

Chunma Arts Center 214-1 Dae-dong, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk, Daegu 053)810-1525

This is a guide to all the art centers in Daegu. Various art centers play a range of art performances: from musicals, non-verbal performances, operas, and classical plays. Check out our event calendar on p58 for some of the events playing this month.


Kyungdae Buk Moon


Try your Korean. Say to taxi driver, or point to this and show him. Maya 마야

Kyungpook University is famous for two great Indian restaurants, Indobangrangi and Maya. Also, live music nights at Sugar Joe’s. Kyungpook’s one and only expat bar.


Seattle’s Best


Indo Bangrangi 3F 인도방랑기 (Great curry!)

North Gate

(Kyung Dae Buk Moon)

경대북문 Sugar Joe’s 슈가 죠스 (Expat Bar)



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Kyung Pook National University



EXCO 엑스코

Costco 코스트코

Jeonjagwan Electronics Market 전자관

Interburgo Hotel 인터불고 엑스코

Take a subway to Keungogae Station and show a taxi driver this map 유통단지 and then point to where you want to go.



Daegu Bank Station 대구은행역

Beomeo Station 범어역




New Yeongnam Hotel 뉴영남호텔

10 9 Mac Dental Hospital 맥 치과 병원 6 7


To Downtown

Shanghai Grill (American style Chinese food)

Daegu Grand Hotel 대구 그랜드 호텔 Women’s Medipark 여성메디파크 병원

IN Dental Clinic

Beomeo Intersection zoomed in 범어네거리

Hyosung Hospital 효성병원

Suseong-gu boasts some of Daegu’s best resaurants. Deurangil is known for lavish restaurants. A great place to take a date or celebrate a birthday. After eating, many people enjoy spending time around Suseong Lake.

to Beomeo Station 범어역 Spa Yan (Massage)

Noodle Bowl

eolin-ihoegwan samgeoli 어린이회관 삼거리

Invino Italian

Hwanggeum Intersection 황금네거리

Cocorico Waxing Salon

Bocaccio Brau Deurangil Food District 들안길

Napoli Italian

Ganga Indian

Arianna Hotel

Ha Long Bay Vietnamese

COHEART Hair Salon

Dusan Intersection 두산오거리

La Bella Cucina Italian

Suseong Lake 수성못












Suseong Lake Map

Ganga (Indian) Napoli (Italian)


1 4

Pita Bono (Sandwich)


Africa (Pasta & Coffee)

Japanese (Sushi)

Tasting Table (Italian)

Business Bar

5 6



Hai Long Bay (Vietnamese)

Bin (Italian)

Minature Golf

Cafe Francessco

9 10

Long Bar

Dusan Ogori 두산오거리

La Bella Cucina (Italian)

SuseongLake Carlo Italian Pasta & Wine (Italian)



New York, New York (Western Steak)

Suseong Lake area is one of the classiest places in Daegu. A perfect date area. After taking your sweetheart out to a nice meal, I’d recommend Napoli, Ganga, La Bella Cucina or New York New York, take a stroll around Suseong Lake until you come upon the famous ‘duck boats’ and paddle your way into each other’s hearts. Next, swing by the minature golf course and Suseong Land. Thanks to the photogs who took the great pics you see here. Aygul Sarvarova, Jeremy Taylor and Chanel Barlow. Photos by Aygul Sarvarova, Chanel Barlow and Jeremy Taylor

Suseong Lake area offers a change of pace to the hustle and bustle of downtown. Suseong Lake also boasts an amusement park (Suseong Land) reminiscent of those carnivals you went to with your parents at the local fair ground. There’s something to be said when you are on the back of the seahorse with a safety bar that barely locks you in place as you float for a few brief seconds in mid-air before being plunged back down in your seat. Thrilling, exhilarating are just a few choice words to descrribe the experience.











Seomun Market is Daegu’s biggest market. There are multiple areas dedicated to similar products. BARGAIN, it’s challenging, but fun. We hope you have an awesome time and try to enjoy and see as much of the market as possible. We would like to thank Dyren J. Billups-Adam for his photos of the different areas. Thanks bud!

seomun market map 6 7

1 Traditional Clothes, Souvenirs

2 3

Knicknacks, Knicknacks, clothes,food food clothes,



Textiles, Blankets, Leather goods

Women’s Clothes

8 Wholesale

Parking Parking LotLot


Clothing Wholesale Clothing Main Entrance (5min walk to subway)

to Seomun Market Subway Station

Bargaining tip : Ask for a discount in Korean, “Gga Gga Ju Say Yo.”



Written by Brian M. Van Hise and Hyerin

How to Order Food

An easy step-by-step guide on how to get food delivered right to your door.

Mastering food delivery by phone in Korea is not difficult. Think of all those dozens of restaurants that are just a stone's throw from your apartment. Get past the nervousness of ordering once or twice and you will see an entirely new world of dining possibilities open up before you. Step 1

Step 2 (Your Gu)

Step 3 (Your Dong)



여기 (Yogi)







동구, etc...

두류동, etc...

Step 6 (name your food)

Step 4

Step 5

Street number + Building name + Apt Number

-인데요 (in-dae-yo)

Step 7 (quantity)

Step 8 (drinks)




불고기 (bulgogi)

하나랑 (1) hana rang

콜라 (cola)

김치찌개 or 된장찌개 (kimchi or bean soup)

두개 (2) do gay

사이다 (cider)

세개 (3) say gay

맥주 (beer)

네개 (4) nay gay

오렌지주스 (O.J.)

김밥 (kimbap) 떡볶이 (tteokpokki)

다섯개 (5) daseot gay

만두 (mandu)

여섯개 (6) yeoseot gay

Step 9

가져다 주세요. (ga-joe-da ju-se-yo)

돈까스 (tonkkatsu)

This is a sample conversation you might have when you order food. Try it out to get your favorite dish delivered right to your home. How convenient!

Restaurant You


( Yeobo say yo)


자장면 하나랑 볶음밥 하나 가져다 주세요.


그런데 얼마죠?

여기 수성구 황금동 롯데캐슬 105 동 402호 인데요.

(Yogi [insert your Gu, Dong, and street address here] in-dae-yo) (My address is SuSeongGu, Hwanggeum-dong, Lotte Castle, Building 105, Apt. #402)


(JaJangMyun hana-rang pokkeum bab hana ga-joe-da ju-se-yo) (One JaJangMyun and one fried rice, please.)

(keuh-lun-dae ul-ma-joe? “How much is it?”) 네.

(nay “all right/goodbye”)


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Uzbeki Restaurant(Russian Restaurant) After this intersection,take aright. It’s on the 2FL across from a bank. L











CGV Daegu Hanil



Lotte Cinem Joseph Skin Care

Billibow 2F

Dos Tacos TGIF All for Skin : 4F of Bennigans BL




DakGalbi (Fried Chicken and rice)





Little Italya

Mies Factory

Makgeoli Hoo Oriental ZARA

Thursday Party II Buy The Book


112 Hyundai Department Store


Joong-ang pachulseo


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Lazy Diner



Traveler’s Bar and Grill

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Downtown Map Nightlife Directions taxi - “she nay ga ju say yo. sam duk so bang seo.” Shopping and Cinemas taxi - “she nay ga ju say yo. lotte young plajja CGB” (remember there is no true ‘V’ sound in Korean)

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2.28 Park Memorial park

New York Dental Clinc

(Lee Pal GongWon)

Gulliver’s Travels

Kingston Hair Shop

Bulzip Samgyeopsal

Gold Label Urban

Rock & Tacos Bunny's VIN

Old Skool

Thursday Party I

3F Club That 4F Horus Garage


Leo Chow’s Chinese Food


Go Go Vinyl Burger & Pasta

Mies Container

Seoga n’ Cook

Samduk pa chu seo

JJ’s Bar and Grill 3F

B1 Who’s Bob 3F MF Bar Pan Asia 2F

Communes AU


Samduk so bang seo 10 o’clock (Japanese) Caliente (new bar)

Club Pasha What? Samgyeopsal

EEP Cafe Francesco

Club Frog

Shovel Samgyeopsal

io City Music Hall

Club EGG Bus

Hooka Bar (꽃)

To Zoo2004 Motel, Yellow 71 Motel Mellow


GUIDE Photos by Ivan Broida, Vacquer Richard, Fuzz @

The Daegu Compass and it’s volunteers have come up with this comprehensive guide to the bring you the best places to enjoy the night in beautiful downtown Daegu. Won’t break the bank Who cares, hav’n funz Millionaire Club


053.424.8200 Everyday 11:30am – 10:30pm Western American Food


053.257.2220 Everyday 11:30am – 10:30pm Samgyeopsal - thick slices of pork belly


053.426.2268 Everyday 11am – 4am Mexican & Bar

Club That

010.8247.3939 Everyday 6pm – 4am Burgers, Mojitos, Wine




GUIDE Havana

053-257-9007 12:00pm-11:00pm Pasta, Salads, Coffee

Hyundai Food Court Food Court B1 Open 10:30~ Close 21:00 Restaurants F8 Open 10:30~ Close 22:00 Food Court


(꼬꼬촌) Double cheese and ramen! Everyday 11am – 9pm Fried chicken and rice

Lazy Diner

Interesting interior Everyday 11am – 10pm Burgers and Breakfast

Little Italia

Chef studied in Italy. Everyday 11am – 10pm Pasta and Wine

Mies Container

Electronic music and Bacon Pizza Everyday 11am – 2am Pasta, Pizza, Salad



GUIDE Mies Factory

One of the busiest restaurants downtown. Everyday 11am – 2am Pasta, Pizza, Salad

Pan Asia

South East Asian Cuisine Comes to Daegu Everyday 12pm – 11pm Pad Thai, and other South East Asian Food


(Shovel Samgyeopsal)

053.252.1266 Everyday 3pm – 3am Samgyeopsal - thick slices of pork belly

Seoga & Cook

053.254.9989 Everyday 11:00am – 11pm Korean Western Fusion


053.255.8970 Everyday 4pm– 4am Galmaegisal - Korean BBQ


053.256.9707 Everyday 11am~11pm (order 10pm) Western Food




GUIDE Traveler’s Bar & Grill 010.4591.4869 Weekdays 5pm–CL Weekends 12pm-CL Burgers, Hot Wings, Beer


Everyday 11am – 9pm Uzbekistan & Russian Food


Different flavored Samgyeopsal. Everyday 11am – 1am Samgyeopsal - Korean BBQ



BARS& CLUBS Photos by Ivan Broida, Vacquer Richard, Fuzz @

Daegu thrives at night. Downtown is loaded with bars and clubs to meet everyone’s drinking and partying needs. Challenge yourself and try out places you’ve never been. Won’t break the bank Who cares, hav’n funz Millionaire Club

AU Lounge

Upscale and good for large groups. Everyday 6pm – 4am Bottle service, trendy

Fuzz @

Billi Bow & Dart

Lots of Dart Machines and Pool Table Everyday 6pm – 4am Western food, on 2FL of Lotte Cinema

Fuzz @

Bus Bar

Theme bar, fun atmosphere. Everyday 6pm – 4am Korean fusion food

Fuzz @

Bunny’s Bar

010-7417-6288 - English 010-4434-1207 - Korean Sun - Thu = 8pm-2pm Fri - Sat = 7pm-4pm Take-out Bag Drinks available / Sit in

Fuzz @


Longest running bar in Daegu. A must go to. Everyday 8pm – 4am Beer, Trivia Night, Sports



Fuzz @


BARS& CLUBS Flower Bar

Apple is the best! Everyday 6pm – 4am Wine and Hooka Bar

Fuzz @

Club Frog

4am~headed to Frog? Everyday 9pm – 4am Hip-hop / Dance / Party

Fuzz @

Gold Label

Good for large groups who drink. Everyday 6pm – 3am Top 40 hits / Good Beer

Fuzz @

Go Go Party

Everyone’s favorite bag drink! Everyday 7pm – 4am Party / Hip-hop / Dance

Fuzz @

Club EGG

Upscale club, 17,000w cover. Everyday 9pm – 4am Party / Hip-hop / Dance

Fuzz @


010.7527.4879 Everyday 8pm – 4am Party / Hip-hop / Dance

Fuzz @


MF Bar

My Favorite bar ~ owners are cool! Everyday 7pm - 4am Darts / Music Requests / Cheap Booze

Fuzz @

Old Skool

Ghetto blaster! Everyday 7pm - 4am Hip-hop / Dance / Pool

Fuzz @

Club Pasha

3 : 1 Women to men ratio, always. Everyday 9pm - 4am Large Club / Banging House Music

Fuzz @

Teum Lounge

Classy lounge with a sexy, futuristic atmosphere. Everyday 7pm – 3am Electronic Music

Fuzz @

Thursday Party I

The best of the best go here. Everyday 7pm – 4am Beer Pong, Darts, Danc’n

Fuzz @

Thursday Party II

053.252.1266 Everyday 7pm – 4am Beer Pong, Shuffle Puck, Darts

Fuzz @

Urban Club & Lounge Live Music on the weekends. Everyday 7pm – 4am Live Music, Darts, Hip-hop

Fuzz @

Who’s Bob

The Bob. Everyday 8pm – 4am Beer Pong, Dart Machine, Pool



Fuzz @


Connoisseur Check out these other great eats around town.



Ganga -

A cuisine worthy of Shiva. This upscale Indian restaurant has great curries. There naan is quite exquisite as well. You can even order samosas! Wash it down with a nice mango lassi and you have yourself an aroma massage for your stomach! Check out the Suseong-gu Compass map on p65 for directions.


Lunch : 11:30am ~ 3:00pm Last Order 2:30pm Dinner: 17:30 ~ 22:00 Last Order 21:30 Weekend Hours: 11:30 ~ 22:00 / 053.768.3610

Carlo Italian Pasta & Wine Owner Giovanni Kim has lived and trained in Italy for 14 years. Mr. Kim can speak several languages including English and Italian. Trained as an Italian Chef. The menu is traditional Tuscan style cuisine; however special requests are available with 24 hour notice. Check out the Suseong-gu Lake Compass map on p66 for directions. Monday – Sunday: 11:30AM – 12:30AM Kitchen Closes: 11:30PM


Kyungpook Uni. area

Indo Bang Rangi

- 3F Restaurant

Sanjay welcomes you! Renovated and redesigned last year, this Indian restaurant is famous for it’s curries. The chef is from India and speaks English very well. Plus, he’s super friendly and will answer all your existential Indian food questions. The restaurant is located on the 3rd floor right across from Kyungdae Buk Moon (north gate). Check the Kyungdae Compass map on p64 for directions. 11am - 10pm everyday (except major holidays)



- 2F Restaurant

A wood-fired tandoor oven seeps into your senses as you enter the door to this fantastic Indian/Nepali restaurant. Relatively new to Daegu, about 2 years old now, this restaurant is a great escape from the retro-urban decor that most Daegu restaurants display. A cozy interior with exotic tapestries of the far east adorning the walls. Reasonable prices and great Thali sets round out this establishment. Check the Kyungdae Compass map on p64 for directions. 11:00am to 11:00pm everyday (closed Mondays)


HOTEL GUIDE Downtown Area Hotels Near the nightlife

Welcome to the Daegu Compass hotel information guide. We will also be adding a guide about motels soon. Daegu is very spread out, and not all the hotels will be convenient for you. We hope our hotel guide will help you with making your decision on where to rest your weary bones for the night.

Novotel Daegu City Center Add : 대구광역시 중구 국채보상로 611번지 Tel : 053- 664-1111 Website : Email : Roomrates start at 472,600+ won(10% vaT will be added)

Fantastic all you can eat buffet!

Eldis Regent Hotel Add : 대구광역시 중구 동산동 360번지 Tel : 053-253-7711 Website : Email : Room rates start at 100,000won

Close to Hyundai and Dongha Shopping

Nam Gu Area Hotels Near Camp Walker

Hotel the Palace Add : 대구광역시 남구 봉덕3동 688-1번지 Tel : 053-471-9911 Website : Email : no - online reservation system Room rates start at 99,000won

Near Camp Walker Clean and Friendly

Prince Hotel Add : 대구광역시 남구 대명2동 1824-2번지 Tel : 053-628-1001 Website : Email : Room rates start at 105,000won

Western and Korean rooms available



HOTEL GUIDE Suseong Gu Area Hotels 10 min from Dongdaegu station

Daegu Grand Hotel Add : 대구광역시 수성구 범어1동 563-1번지 Tel : 053-742-0001 Website : Email : Room rates start at 240,000won

One of the top hotels in Daegu

Hotel Inter-burgo Add : 대구 수성구 만촌동 300번지 Tel : 053-6027-171, 173 Website : Email : Room rates start at 330,000won

Daegu Casino is open!

Hotel Ariana Add : 대구광역시 수성구 두산동 200-1번지 Tel : 053-765-7776 Website : Email : Room rates start at 110,000won


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