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Lyrical melodies performed on traditional Korean folk instruments are amplified with guitar, electronics, and improvisation into a fierce quake of sound when this four-piece band hits the stage. Founded in 2011, Black String has performed at festivals and venues around the world, including the Jarasum International Jazz Festival in South Korea, the London Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, Flushing Town Hall, and Rockwood Music Hall. Join them tonight for “an engaging exploration of what can be achieved by bringing ancient and modern into creative fusion” (Jazzwise).
Yoon Jeong Heo | geomungo; six-string zither
Jean Oh | elec. guitars
Aram Lee | daegeum, yanggeum
Min Wang Hwang | vocal, percussion
Presented in collaboration with Asian American Arts Alliance
Black String’s U.S. tour is supported by the Korea Foundation.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm David Rubenstein Atrium