Fact of the Month:
Sigmund in South Korea
The coming October, Sigmund Groven will tour South Korea. Again. In fact, the last few years Sigmund has visited the country several times. In 2001 he made his first trip to South Korea, as Maco Music released Sigmund’s music there for the first time. Nostalgia was a compilation of songs from various Norwegian albums, and the CD became such a hit that it pushed pop stars Mariah Carey and Elton John down the sales charts. Both MBC and KBS made TV specials about Sigmund, and subsequently several tours followed.
-The harmonica has a melancholic timbre that I think suits the Koreans in a special way. The harmonica also has its roots in ancient China and Korea. Besides, the instrument does not have any language barriers, Sigmund said about his success in South Korea.
Maco Music has released four Sigmund Groven albums in South Korea.