BLACK STRING

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World-music band, Black String, was founded in 2011 as part of government sponsored Korea-UK cultural exchange program titled "UK Connection" project. The band consists of Yoon-jeong Heo(Geomungo), Aram Lee(Daegum&Yanggeum) and Jean Oh(Jazz guitar). The band made its debut at Jarasum International Jazz Festival(Korea) and London Jazz Festival(UK) in 2012 collaborating with UK artists; Tim Garland(Saxes), John Turville(Piano/Keys), Asaf Sirkis(Drums) and Gwilym Simcock(Piano). Since then the band is expanding their musical horizon by teaming up with prominent Korean artists such as Min-su Kang (Janggu&Vocal), Dong-jin Shin(Drums&Percussion) and Bora Kim(Vocal).

Black string aims to seek a new sound that can internalize a variety of musical expression in traditional music, as well as harmonize with other expression in world music. The new sound will be reinterpreted by artists who embrace traditional music as well as jazz, reflecting composed and improvised creations. It especially focuses on improvisation as an important aspect of Korean traditional music and
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