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Folk-Rock from Korea: Coreyah
Folk-Rock from Korea: Coreyah
WhenFriday, July 12, 2019, 7 PM
CategoriesAfter Five, Performances
SponsorFreer and Sackler Galleries
VenueFreer Gallery of Art
Event LocationFreer, plaza and front steps. (Rain location: Meyer Auditorium)
CostFree; no tickets required.
Details

Coreyah, one of Korea’s pioneering bands, plays original fusion with a phalanx of traditional Korean instruments at the after-hours event Fridays@Freer|Sackler. The six-member group uses Korean flutes, zithers, drums, and vocals, along with guitar and drums, to create a contemporary sound with influences from Korean classical music, Latin and African pop, Balkan gypsy songs, and American folk and rock.

The band appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013, toured four European countries, and took the top prize at one of Korea’s most-watched music competitions. Making up the group are Dong-Kun Kim on flutes (daegeum, sogeum, tungso), Boyoung Ham on vocals, Sunjin Na on zithers (geomungo, yanggeum), Cho-Rong Kim on percussion (janggu, jing, kkwaenggwari), Jongmin Choi on guitar, and Kyungyi on percussion.

International tour support for Coreyah is provided by the Korea Arts Management Service’s Center Stage Korea program and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Republic of Korea.

Printed: Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 6:05 AM PDT