Black String

January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
$30 Members| $35 Non-Members | $25 Students

Photograph by Nah Inu

“An engaging exploration of what can be achieved by bringing ancient and modern into creative fusion.” – Jazzwise

Black String, based on Korean traditional music and improvisational music kind of jazz, attempts to create a unique language through Asian intuition and musical idiom. 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. They were founded in 2011 Korea-UK cultural exchange program titled “UK Connection” project and have been performing at Jarasum International Jazz Festival (South Korea) and London Jazz Festival (UK) collaborating with UK artists; Tim Garland, John Turville, Asaf Sirkis and Gwilym Simcock and they are performing many more world renowned festivals and venues. Amplified and burst sound of Geomun-go, fierce quake of Korean traditional percussion, and unpredictable melody of jazz guitar will grasp all your senses.

Yoon Jeong Heo | Geomun-go; Six-string zither
Jean Oh | elec. guitars
Aram Lee | Daegeum, Yanggeum
Min Wang Hwang | vocal, percussion

Multi-Cultural Jam Session with Black String

January 19, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Location: Delaware Art Museum

Musicians! Come jam with the world renowned Korean world music ensemble Black String.  Black String plays traditional Korean instruments, and approaches their music making through an improvisational lens. This jam session is open to musicians of all styles!

We will supply a PA, bass amp, guitar amp, and drum set. You may bring your own amp if you’d like.



This concert is sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Black String’s US tour is supported by the Korea Foundation.



The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

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