credit: Kwangchan Song
Comprised of the 2018 WOMEX Official Showcase selected percussionist, Sora Kim and a string player Jihye Lim, well recognized for her sensible and lyrical music, DUO BUD reinterprets nature and the universe, the main motives of Korean folk, with the explosive energy of percussion and the delicate melody of string expanding the potential of instruments and the genre of tradition. Their music communicates with the contemporary as it eliminates the boundaries lying in the traditional music structure and instrument and embracing musical elements from other genres of music such as jazz and rock while preserving the intrinsic style and beauty of Korean folk simultaneously. Their professional debut was made after winning the first place (KB Sori Award) at the 2015 Jeonju Int’l Sori Festival. Since then, DUO BUD has been musically active worldwide, playing at the world renowned music festivals and theaters such as Babel Med Music in France, Golden Melody Awards, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts and Pingtung Performing Arts Center in Taiwan, Okarina Festival in Slovenia, Ritmo Festival in Hungary and engage the world tour in Chicago, New York, Mexico and Cuba.
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