Sunday, September 16, 2012

Kwon Soon Keun, a drummer's passion

I'm amused reading this STOMP article, "See how drummer upstages sexy female singer with his moves". The elderly drummer with obviously so much passion in his act clearly stole the show from the sexy female singer! Heh.

It makes me want to find out more about the drummer, Kwon Soon Keun. Here's the HD clip in the YouTube, "Korean Drummer Steals The Show - My Way". Uploaded on 16 Dec last year, it has gathered a respectful 878,492 views.

It's uploaded by one mingu1980 with the following info:

Kwon Soon Keun became a worldwide YouTube sensation when someone posted 'Korean Drummer Steals The Show' on YouTube several years ago.
I was so fascinated by his drumming and went on to make a documentary film called 'A DRUMMER'S PASSION'.

The film was well received by public and it was selected for screenings at 2011 Vancouver Asian Film Festival and 2011 Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival. Mr. Kwon and I were on CP24 and Rogers TV Daytime for interviews and the popularity of the film was so high that we got so much attention despite it is only a short film.

Now, we are planning to make a feature film on Mr. Kwon and he seems happy to get his spotlight back at 71. (He is turning 72 in 2012.)

He has been playing with young musicians in 20's and 30's and he seems to fit well with them. Recently, he performed in front of more than 600 people and I recorded the performance to share with the rest of the world. This may not become another 'Korean Drummer Steals The Show' but I hope more and more people watch his video and feel the joy as much as I do.

Director of A Drummer's Passion

Kwon Soon Keun: truly a Drummer with Passion

...I find it all so amusing...that my drummer steals the show?

Further check on the YouTube leads to this clip, "Korean drummer takes the show (Original Upload)" which was uploaded on 15/12/07 with 1,890,356 views. It features the younter Kwon Soon Keun who was stealing the show again with his antique. LOL.

Oh, and this is the trailer of the documentary, "A Drummer's Passion".

Pity that YouTube has no full documentary. Yet. Heh.

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