May 2, 2008
Fusion: Korean Traditional Instruments and Western Music
Haegumplus group fuses Korean traditional music with non-traditional genres like jazz and classical music, and has performed worldwide with artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Bobby McFerrin, Salta Cello, and the Yosida Brothers. The director of the group is Kang Eun-il, who plays a Korean traditional stringed instrument called the hageum. The group recently toured the US and played at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, where a Bach piece was played jazz style with Korean traditional instruments and Western instruments.