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Chosen by the British World Music Magazine Songlines as one of
'25 of the Best World Music Festivals'

Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival Established in 2001

The Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival is an international music festival that showcases various foreign traditional music and world music centering around Korean traditional music including Pansori (which has been registered as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritages of Humanity by UNESCO since 2003), and promotes exchange among them.

The Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival, which showcased its first stage in 2001, has done its best not only to bring out the real value of Korean traditional music on the elegant stages of the greatest musical artists, but also preserve its original forms, and search for what Korean traditional music in the future,through various creative works and interchange with new artists in many genres.

The Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival is held every fall in the Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do in Jeonju, 'the most Korean city'. It consists of public events, including opening and closing ceremonies, planned programs, formal invitational programs, and other various incidental and associated programs, Sori Festival for Kids (Kidzone), Master Classes of Masters and Master Sori Artists, and other workshops.

The 2012~2015 Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival has been chosen as one of '25 of the Best World Music Festivals' by Songlines, the professional British world music magazine, which means that it is becoming a world-level festival beyond that of Jeollabuk-do, or Korea.