Louisiana State University

Han & Heung Festival: Exploring the African-American and Korean Diasporas Through Music

The core mission of Han & Heung Festival is to explore the stories of resilience and optimism through the presentation of thought-provoking concert program, followed by a panel discussion that promotes awareness, reflection, and dialogue.

Han (한/恨) and Heung (흥/興), derives from popular Korean social emotions. Han attributes to repressed emotion of grief and resentment, while heung is the juxtaposing feeling of exhilaration and utmost joy. Such amalgamation of dialectical tension is a universal reality for many contemporaries co-existing in this complex global society.


  • Maxine Crump, President of Dialogue on Race (Moderator)
  • Dr. Lori Latrice Martin, LSU Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Dr. Cecilia Kang, LSU Associate Professor of Clarinet
  • DoYeon Kim, Gayageum Performer, New England Conservatory
  • Dr. Ju-Yong Ha, Ethnomusicologist, University of Hartford
  • Terrance McKnight, WQXR New York

Featured Guest Artists

  • Ashley Jackson, Harp
  • Do Yeon Kim, Gayageum 
  • Doreen Ketchens Jazz Band

The Festival will also feature numerous performers and special effects assistance from faculty and students in the LSU School of Music, including an appearance by the LSU Gospel Choir.

Due to limited venue capacity, advance registration is required to attend this event.

Friday, January 27 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Music Building, Recital Hall

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Concerts & Performances

Target Audience

General Public




Free Admission

College of Music & Dramatic Arts, Department of Bands, Office of Research & Economic Development, School of Music


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