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ADG7: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

For the second consecutive year, NPR teamed up withglobalFEST in January 2021 for a thrilling online music festival we callTiny Desk Meets globalFEST: three nights, nine bands, and a world of musical traditions hosted by African pop star Angélique Kidjo. Now, we're posting all the sets from our festival as individual Tiny Desk (home) concerts.

With one foot in the world of tradition and another in glitzy, upbeat pop, ADG7 (Ak Dan Gwang Chil) is a multi-award winning group inspired by Korea's sacred, shamanic ritual music (gut) and beloved folk songs (minyo) of Hwanghae Province in the northern reaches of the peninsula.

Performing from Hyehwa, Korea, their powerful performance presents the spiritual blessings and positive energy of traditional music in a thoroughly modern and often comical style. ADG7 was organized in 2015, the year Korea commemorated its 70th anniversary of national liberation, and first performed in-person at globalFEST in January 2020. --The globalFEST staff


  • "Hee Hee"
  • "Hello, Lonely"

  • Kim Yak Dae: Daegeum
  • Lee Man Wol: Piri & Saenghwang
  • Grace Park: Ajaeng
  • Weon Meon Dong Maru: Gayageum
  • Chun Gung Dal: Percussion
  • Sunwoo Barabarabarabam: Percussion
  • Hong Ok: Vocals
  • Myeong Wol: Vocals
  • Yoo Wol: Vocals

  • Production: Jae Hyun Chun, Sang Hee Bae, Shawn Choi of SORI Artists
  • Audio recording and mixing: Sae Rom Jung
  • Assistant recording engineer: Sung Min Park
  • Director of photography: Inje Woo of Duzzel Duzzel Film
  • Cameras: Tae Jeong Kim, Jae Won Park, Sang Myeong Oh, Tony AnInje Woo
  • Assistant editor: Hyemin Hwang
  • Special thanks: Korea Arts Management Service, Kyungho Yoo, Korean Cultural Center in Washington DC (Director: Junghoon Kim; Project Manager: Hyemee Baik)

  • Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST

    Tiny Desk Team

    Producer: Bob Boilen

    Video Producer: Maia Stern

    Audio Mixing: Josh Rogosin

    Tiny Production Team: Bobby Carter, Kara Frame, Joshua Bryant, Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

    Executive Producer: Keith Jenkins

    Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

    globalFEST Artistic Team

    Co-Directors: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin

    2022 Curators: Shanta Thake, Isabel Soffer, Bill Bragin, Gabrielle Davenport

    globalFEST Production Team

    Event Producer: Ian Thake

    Producer: THE OFFICE performing arts + film*

    Video Producer: Karim Tabbaa

    Special Thanks

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, JanArtsNYC, Valerie French (social media), Yuri Kwon of Pitch Perfect PR (publicity), Tamizdat (legal services) and Duane Morris (legal services)

    *THE OFFICE performing arts + film consists of Rachel Chanoff, Laurie Cearley, Olli Chanoff, Erica Zielinski, Nadine Goellner, Lynn Koek, Noah Bashevkin, Catherine DeGennaro, Gabrielle Davenport, Chloe Golding, Kyla Gardner, Tess Peppis, Zion Jackson, Scout Eisenberg and Jose Alvarado

    Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

    Bob Boilen
    In 1988, a determined Bob Boilen started showing up on NPR's doorstep every day, looking for a way to contribute his skills in music and broadcasting to the network. His persistence paid off, and within a few weeks he was hired, on a temporary basis, to work for All Things Considered. Less than a year later, Boilen was directing the show and continued to do so for the next 18 years.