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August 9

Joe's Pub

Doors at 6PM
Show at 7:30PM

Six musicians from diverse genres join creative forces in the eccentric band SsingSsing.  The group welds two totally disparate elements: rock band music and the typical authentic, somewhat oscillating vocals from Korean folk songs, while also including elements from ballads, pop music and shamanist rituals.  Featuring Hee-moon Lee (lead vocal), Young-gyu Jang (Music Director/bass guitar), Da-hye Choo (vocal), Seung-tae Shin (vocal), Chul-hee Lee (drum), and Tae-won Lee (electric guitar/keyboard), SsingSsing creates a unique vibe while introducing elements of Korean traditional music, such as Gyeonggi Sori (folk songs from central province around Seoul), Seodo Sori (folk songs from northwestern provinces in North Korea), and Seoul Gut (shamanistic ritual from Seoul) in their works.

“SsingSsing, from Korea, drew its songs and vocal style from Korean folk tradition, but transmogrified them by way of glam-rock, disco and psychedelia: an irreverent but intriguing hybrid.” - The New York Times

“One of top discoveries from globalFEST 2017” - NPR

"Stylized and visually bracing genre-bending sets" -  Afropop Worldwide

"(three vocals)…harmonized like a young Madonna on steroids." - New York Music Daily

"SsingSsing was a layered surprise musically and visually. Korean folk tunes with high disco energies… The Studio Room was jumping.” - World Music Central

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