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TeRra Magazine is a globally, premium art and cultural magazine published in New York City, seeking true beauty in treasuarable art & cultural heritages on the globe. Our mission is to connect the world beyond all boundaries created in the traditional, as well as, cutting edged contemporary fine arts.
In 2016, founded by TeRra Han, Korean kayageum virtuoso, the online service launched first in Tokyo 2017 Feb. TeRra Magazine is the first, world premiere magazine covering with the Eastern art and culture geographically from Asia such as India, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Korea, and Japan and to all over the world.
Meet The Woman Behind The Magazine
Terra Han, Editor in Chief, Founder
TeRra Han (한테라, 韓泰來) is widely recognized South Korean kayageum virtuoso, composer based in New York City. Ms. Han was a child prodigy and was performing by age 6. She started music with piano at age 4 and began her training in traditional Korean music and performing arts, including singing and dancing, at the age of 6, as well as, Ms. Han has trained other Asian zither traditions including the Japanese koto, the Chinese guzheng, guqin and North Korea‘s music represented in China and Indian Sitar.
Ms. Han has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the National Commission for UNESCO and Blanchette Rockefeller Fund, the Asian Cultural Council in New York. She also serves as an honorary ambassador of the Center for International Affairs of Korea, member of the Asian Zither’s Association, and member of Asian Musicology. Ms. Han holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Seoul National University. She has released more than 10 solo albums of Asian authentic classical music and numerous chamber and orchestra recordings. TeRra had debut stage at the Carenegie Hall in New York as the youngest Korean traditional musicians of a few who ever had a recital at the Carnegie hall.
She is called ‘ Living work of art‘ for her combined brilliant artistry.
official wsebsite: terrahan.com
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Through this extraordinary musical careers of her as a foremost international Asian musician, she realized by herself the lack of platforms containing Asian arts and cultures despite of increase demands of people interest in the world, as well as, it is necessary to connect Asian artists, especially traditional genres and expand gateways for their activities to the world widely. As well as, it is necessary to connect the artists, especially traditional genres and expand gateways for their activities widely to the world.
From its inception and her experience as being a writer of Journal of Seoul National University during her college student, Business Journal of Korea and a member of Asian American Journalist Association of the United States, she had determined to publish a magazine fundamentally based on Eastern arts and styles by herself and founded the TeRra magazine in Dec. 2016 in Seoul. The magazine started online service first in Tokyo, February 2017 and launched digital edition 2017, November in New York, it is published every 30th. The magazine concerns with science, art, music, cultures, style, beauty targeted the millennial cultural elites based in New York City.
Before launching the magazine in the preliminary steps, Han created a Facebook group ‘New York, Asian Classical Musicians Network by TeRra‘, her account was blasted out breaking through the 10,000 group members gathered in 2 weeks in August 2016.
Inspiring Asia! The Instrument
TeRra Han Carnegie Hall Recital, 2015
Kayageum (가야금, 伽倻琴) or gayagum is a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument, with 12 strings, though some more recent variants have 21 or other number of strings. It is probably the best known traditional Korean musical instrument. It is related to other Asian instruments, including the Chinese guzheng, the Japanese koto, the Mongolian yatga, and the Vietnamese đàn tranh.
The kayageum was developed around the 6th century in the Kaya confederacy by King Gasil after he observed an old Chinese instrument. He ordered a musician named Wu Ruk to compose music that could be played on the instrument. The original name was gayago and later gayageum. The kayageum evolved in the 19th century with the emergence of sanjo music—which literally means scattered melodies, a musical form that involves fast tempos and some improvisation. The sanjo kayageum is now the most widespread form of Kayageum.
Geography of TeRra
From Asia covering India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan to all over the world by TeRra.