Group ANAYA
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Group ANAYA

Seoul, South Korea | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Seoul, South Korea
Established on Jan, 2016
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OST of the movie 'Old Partner' was made by Hoon Heo, leader of the group ANAYA, and Soyun Min, player of large bamboo flute.
'Old Partner' and 'ANAYA' is a good match because main characters of the movie who keep value of the traditional life resemble players of the group who modernize nostalgia of traditional music. OST of 'Old Partner' was praised for upgrading completion of the movie by temperate use of music at the right spots and for making the deepest impression at its climax.
We can hear 'sound of blank space' at the album. Their music does not show off themselves. Each player respects other player’s sound when they play together. When we listen to their music, we can notice the blank space between sounds. Listeners can fill the empty space with their emotions. This is the same as the movie. 'Old Partner' shows slowly roads where characters walked and field where they laughed or hove a sigh, not filling screen with characters. Audience experiences characters' life by image and music there. Audience also can notice slowness as well as the sound of blank space. Beautiful melody repeated in slow tempo touches audience's heart. Tempo of this melody is like slow and heavy pace of old man and time-limited cow. Tempo of this melody is like slow and heavy pace of old man and time-limited cow. - FILMON


Last February 7th, ANAYA showed an excellent results at the Namsan Korean classical music hall.
Five formality members and five guest members played with mixed instruments which are drum, base, elec guitar, Korean harp, Deageum (a large transverse bamboo flute), Janggu (a double-headed drum pinched in at the middle), Teapyungso (high sound of bugle). The sounds were mingled with Korean traditional instruments and western instruments. Its sound was so impressed and fantastic.

ANAYA was created in 2003, then they won many awards from variety contests.
In 2005, they won a bronze award from the third 'Korean song festival' with <New love song>, got a Grand award from the first '21C Korean music project' with <Wish> in 2007 , also <Ddabukne> got a Arirang award from the second '21C korean music project' in 2008.
ANAYA made a showed of their real ability. Songin (lover leaves aways from me) is used an old ancient poem for lyric.

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Without limit of publication and time, ANAYA thought about mixing each district's folk songs and it showed historical propriety of music. It could understand traditional music better and by that way it can be familiar with classical music.

ANAYA wishes to get love from the mass society with a new music.They sue ancient poems for lyric that would feel post-gusto but they have to catch the currenty public fancy and they have to sing what public want.

ANAYA's music gives to us refined music, also we will watch the development of their music.
(by a music critic Kim, Hyungchan) - Culture News


ANAYA, fusion vocal group, gained popularity by modern translation of Korean folk song and Pansori. They participated in OST of the documentary movie 'Old Partner', the big hit. A rapper in jeans & a T-shirt and a singer in Korean clothes with a fan in hand sang “Ddabukneya(Little poor girl story)” and “New Love Song” together to the accompaniment of Oriental and Western musical instruments such as large bamboo flute, guitar, base guitar, drum, piano, etc., on stage. It was shocking in a good way.
- Yonhapnews


Meet the live show of <Old Partner>.
The movie <Old Partner> makes to tears live show in a cinema.
Fusion Korean classical vocal group ANAYA has a live show after the movie screening.
8 p*m on Friday at the Momo cinema in Iwha Women's University.

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ANAYA takes notice of over two thousands of traditional folk song, pansori and exorcism sound, Also it has opened up new genre of Korean Pop music.

The movie <Old Partner> showing, beautiful farms and ANAYA's cantilena should try to achieve a perfect combination of sound and visual impact of the documentary's reality. A stratum of audience already recognizes ANAYA's possibility for a new music. - Kyunghyang Daily


OST of the movie 'Old Partner' was made by Hoon Heo, leader of the group ANAYA, and Soyun Min, player of large bamboo flute.
'Old Partner' and 'ANAYA' is a good match because main characters of the movie who keep value of the traditional life resemble players of the group who modernize nostalgia of traditional music. OST of 'Old Partner' was praised for upgrading completion of the movie by temperate use of music at the right spots and for making the deepest impression at its climax.
We can hear 'sound of blank space' at the album. Their music does not show off themselves. Each player respects other player’s sound when they play together. When we listen to their music, we can notice the blank space between sounds. Listeners can fill the empty space with their emotions. This is the same as the movie. 'Old Partner' shows slowly roads where characters walked and field where they laughed or hove a sigh, not filling screen with characters. Audience experiences characters' life by image and music there. Audience also can notice slowness as well as the sound of blank space. Beautiful melody repeated in slow tempo touches audience's heart. Tempo of this melody is like slow and heavy pace of old man and time-limited cow. Tempo of this melody is like slow and heavy pace of old man and time-limited cow. - FILMON


Discography

1. ANAYA Season 1 (2008)

A combination of Korean classical and modern music, this album features the original main theme song from Chunhyangga. It is a Pansori composition (a traditional Korean narrative song) combined with beat box and rap music.
'Suhwoojeh' is a rock style of music. This song is based on Jeju Island's Suhwoojeh sound, in which the motherhood of the nation is sung. It is a beautiful mix of beautiful, old Korean folk songs and modern melodies. Jung Ji-Sang's ancient poem, 'Songin' and Hwang Jin-Ee's verse are used in this song. You can feel the weight of the old Korean emotional words combined with the gorgeous melody.

2. "Old Partner" Original Soundtrack (2009)

This soundtrack won awards at the Pusan International Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, and featured in the competitive section of the Korea - German - Canada International Documentary Film Festival. When you listen to the album the "sound of blank space" will wash over you. The soundtrack of "Old Partner" makes a deep impression of gratitude on the listener as it reaches its climax in the movie.

3.ANAYA 2nd/(Group ANAYA )/2013

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ANAYA started from tradition and became a ‘bowl’ that can contain anything.

ANAYA's musical diversity shows its potential that the ANAYA team can turn any musical material to its own colors

This is live stage of world music!.
Awarded at 21C Korean Music Project, in 2007 and 2008, two times in a row, chosen as an official showcase at 2011 US SXSW music festival 'Womex Stage'; receiving wide attention in the domestic and world music market, ANAYA is doing active performances in numerous stages. The sound of ANAYA's 7 members gives comfort and heart warming effect to sensible generation that needs healing.

Review
? New york is captivated by young Korean classical Music!
Deageum, guitar, bass, drum.. .many kinds of instruments are to combine time honored tunes of instruments with modern and western ones to reinvent and revitalize with traditional music. A traditional Korean narrative singer who wore in Korean dress and a folding fan, with rapper who wore blue jean and T-shirts that they sung together 'Ddabukneya' and 'New love song' on the one stage.
- ‘KOREA 21 : Music Here & Now' Union News 2009

To be honest, I really hate rap. However, the conflict and harmony that ANAYA's rap, folk song, and pop vocal make together were really interesting. I see huge potential in them.

- US World Music Institute: Isabel Soffe

ANAYA is about story of human.“Sometimes eagerly, sometimes warmly" - Lee Chungryul, Movie Director of Wornang-sori.

Performance

In Korea

Founded in 2006
2010 Ulsan World Music Festival invited
2011 Gwangju World Music Festival invited
20110.2011 World Jeonju Sori Festival invited ?2013 Ulsan World Music Festival invited
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Overseas

2011.3 2011 SXSW(South By Southwest) Music Festival showcase ( WOMEX Stage)

2010.8. 2010 “Hengchun International Folk Song & Music Festival”

2009.4. “KOREA 21: MUSIC Here & Now"( New York)

Award
2010
Jeonju int Sori Festival 1st sound in the KB sound Frontier Award (1)

2008.2007
'21C 2nd Korean Music Project 'Arirang (Korean traditional music broadcast sponsorship) Award

2006 3rd Korean Song Festival 'Silver Award'

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