TAGO in Skopje: enlightening the world through dropping drums
In Skopje there was the “White Night” that was organized for the 13th year, which was meant as a concert band, exhibit and performance on the streets and squares. Among the activities organized on this occasion we mention Salvador Dali’s “Among the Stars and Tales” in the Cultural Center’s Youth Gallery (QRK). 29 artists of this artist appeared at an exhibition organized in cooperation with the art gallery “Viskonti” from Ljubljana and the Central-European Cultural Center from Novi Sad. The barbarisms group from Stockholm, led by American composer Nicholas Faraone, the music group from Tetovo “Conquering Lion” and “Ninos du Brasil”, followed by Brazilian music and carnivals, performed on the QRK scene. In the evening on the square ‘Macedonia’ held a concert of troupe “Tago & AtoBIZ”, otherwise known as “Korean Drum II”. The Korean drummer distinguishes for thrilling, intense, and lively percussion. “TAGO” means “shining the world through the fall of drums”. Their spectacle is built on the basis of a subject or a musical theme, “Buk”, which is a traditional Korean drum. Group members sing Korean melodies, in some large drums, with small percussion instruments and perform martial arts movements. In an interview with The Times, the instrumentists say, “Our music is quite sensational, intense and refined. We try to keep our music in time, in the minds and hearts of many people after hearing it in our spectacle.” Traditional music “Gugak” has a history of 1 thousand years and has experienced many changes since antiquity to date and has been formed over thousands of years. We try to combine the traditional style with that of the time. “In their spectacle the beginning seems tough, there are those who think they came by chance in the wrong spectacle, but end up walking the whole concert in the end did not stop to applaud.