FEB 2020 26 WED 8 pm
Global Music | South Korea
Black StringPrice Center East Ballroom
  • GA: $25
  • UCSD Student: $9

About

Black String creates a unique musical language that embraces traditional Korean music, American jazz, chanting, and improvisation. The group features Yoon Jeong Heo (geomungo—Korean traditional zither), Jean Oh (electric guitar), Aram Lee (daegeum, sogeum—Korean bamboo flutes), and Min Wang Hwang (ajaeng—Korean traditional zither, janggu—Korean drum), and together they captivate audiences’ senses with amplified bursts of the geomungo and Korean bamboo flutes, the fierce quake of Korean traditional percussion, and unpredictable jazz guitar melodies.

Founded in 2011 as part of government-sponsored Korea-UK cultural exchange program titled “UK Connection,” Black String has performed at WOMEX, London Jazz Festival, Winter Jazzfest, and many more world-renowned festivals and venues. They are also the 2017 Korean Music Award winner for best jazz and crossover performance and the 2018 Songline Music Award winner in the Asia & Pacific category.

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Student Engagement Sponsors

Anne Marie Pleska and Luc Cayet

UC San Diego Partner

Transnational Korean Studies

Parking

The closest parking structure is Gilman Parking Structure located at the intersection of Gilman Drive and Russell Lane. Parking permit pay stations are located on every level.

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Need Directions?

On day of show, text Joanna Szu, Associate Director of Marketing at 858.230.0943 for a dropped pin for the venue and/or parking.
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