Folk, Korean Indie | Sunday, Nov 13, 2016 | 5:00 PM | $13-22
Coreyah’s unique, freewheeling, polystylistic vision of Korean traditional music charts an adventurous course where pansori (a traditional Korean style of narrative song) comes face to face with Tom Waits, and sinawi (a Korean Traditional Improvisation Ensemble) meets Simon and Garfunkel. At first glance, you’d think this sextet would be more comfortable doing gigs at hip rock clubs rather than performing traditional Korean folk songs, but out come the Tungso bamboo flute, Geomungo zither, and Janggo drum and, as they say in New Orleans, laissez le bon temps rouler.
The band consists of four Korean traditional musical instrument players, one guitarist, and one world percussionist. The group’s unique composition allows them to blend a wide range of genres: pansori, western rock, Gypsy music from the Balkan Peninsula, South American music, and African music.
The name of the group, the Sino-Korean homonym Co – Re – Yah, refers to inheritance of the past, but now serves to draw living modern people toward more attractive music using old music elements. Translated into Hangul, (the Korean alphabet), Coreyah also means “whale”—the group’s totem animal and good luck charm.
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