From K-Pop to the Concert Hall
Traditional Korean music draws American audiences
MIN JI KOO / 07 NOV 2019 | 11:05
Traditional Korean music, with its colorful zithers, cymbals, powerful voice and drumming, is starting to invade the American music scene.
The Tune, an all-female band from Korea, continued a national tour at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium on Nov. 7, following a 30-day tour by Korean percussionist Kim So Ra that turned heads from New York to Indiana.
“Although Korean music has a broad spectrum of topics, melodies, and sounds, most American audience members may think only Korean pop as Korean music,” said Lee Soung Soon, a percussionist of The Tune. “Now, it’s our turn to show our diversified music.” ......