The K-Music festival has been proud to commission some major collaborations, and this one is really special. Hyelim Kim, a superb taegum (bamboo flute) player, has played with Nils Frahm and Lubomyr Melnyk, literally breathing new life into Korean traditional music, and she has reached out to a long-standing performer at the Vortex, singer Alice Zawadzki to join her in this partnership.
Jamie Cullum called Alice ‘beautiful and uncategorisable – a real force to be reckoned with‘, and her dramatic voice, warm humour and creative enthusiasm have left critics comparing her to Bjork and Tori Amos. Together, they chose guitarist Rob Luft and bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado to create a real band of titans for this one special performance.
The K-Music festival of Korean Music and performance across London this autumn is a festival that is ‘original, powerful and thrilling like nothing you have ever heard before’ (London Evening Standard)