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Jambinai – Rock, Metal and Korean Folk

Bringing the exotic sounds of Korean folk music to bear with a powerful post-rock heavy metal sound, Jambinai are a genre unto their own…

Proving Korea is more than K-pop and Gangnam style, Jambinai bring together the exotic sounds of Korean folk music to bear with a powerful post-rock, heavy metal sound and style, creating a genre unto its own. Their music uses traditional instruments like the piri (a type of oboe) and the geomungo (from the zither class of instruments) alongside the electric guitar and bass, and other familiar instruments.

Their sound is atmospheric, elegant and at times eerie, interspersed with sudden bursts of fierce energy and powerful rhythm. The show is well paced, their performance varied – with moments dedicated to experimental play followed by head banging tracks that bring the audience to a frenzy.

Jambinai, taking some selfies backstage @ Paard van Troje! – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Jambinai, backstage @ Paard van Troje! – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Jambinai, live on stage @ Paard van Troje! – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

Jambinai don’t only make folk music relevant to present times, they reinvent it. This trio from Seoul are a new breed of musicians, combining tradition, performance and sensory experience in a blockbuster performance packed with power.

Paard / 20 May 2016