About Jeonju Int’l Sori Festival

The Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival is an international music festival that showcases various traditional music from the world and present Korean traditional music including Pansori which has been registered as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and promotes exchange among them.
The Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival founded in 2001. It has done its best not only to bring out the real value of Korean traditional music of today, but also preserving its original forms, and dream the tomorrow through creative challenges and collaboration with other genres.
Every autumn, Jeonju was known as the most Korean city resonates with the Sori(meaning of the Sound of Voice and Music) from all over the world. The festival presents the grand gala concert for opening and closing, outdoor stage of the invited artist from Korea and the world. Also, various programs such as Master Classes, World Music Workshops, and Kids& Family vitalize the atmosphere of the festival.
Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival 2012-2015 has been chosen as one of '25 of the Best World Music Festivals' by Songlines the British world music magazine, which means that it is becoming a world-level festival beyond that of Jeollabuk-do, or Korea.