For 30 years, the Korean Music Association has been offering free concerts in Seattle. Two of its founding members, sopranos Young Hee Kim and Kyung-Ah Oh, are still singing and taking part in community events.
They remembered the association’s first concert in 1979. “The concert hall was packed. Some of the audience had to sit on the floor. After we sang Korean lyric songs, we cried together,” said Kim.
“It’s a miracle that I [have kept] my voice for 30 years,” said Oh. ♦
Meet Kim and Oh at NWAW Foundation’s Asian American Pioneers in Music Awards Gala on Oct. 16. See musicians perform while enjoying a multi-course dinner with friends. For more information or to buy tickets, visit pioneers.nwasianweeklyfoundation.org.