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Luna Lee

Luna Lee

credit: Lunaxmusic

Voodoo Child

Korean musician Luna Lee plays the Gayageum, and she does so like none other. A master of this traditional Korean string instrument, which she's played since age 11, Luna has introduced its' sound to a global audience.

After earning her university degree, Luna focused on expanding the Gayageum repertoire to encompass sounds from leading guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson. Luna invented many new playing techniques and also led an effort to create the world's first truly workable Electric Gayageum thus opening up her musically palette even wider.

Ms. Lee has posted well over two hundreds videos over the last 8 years covering blues, classic rock and other popular songs all played on the Gayageum. These videos have earned 21 million views and over 140,000 YouTube subscribers. Luna is also an adept performer on stage and on live stream in either a band or solo setting. Listen and watch for yourself on YouTube and see her perform live when she makes her SXSW.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Genre: Rock
Event Type: Showcase