The talented Honey Lee — Seoul National University grad, classical music major, 2006 Miss Korea, 2007 Miss Universe 3rd runner-up — is taking her much-lauded skills at the gayageum (classical stringed Korean instrument) and using them for a fusion jazz performance.
She’ll take the stage on May 27 and 28 as part of the “Yoon Hee-jung and Friends Concert” in Seoul, singing and playing her gayageum. She explained, “I’ve always liked jazz. I was also a Yoon Hee-jung fan, and it happened that I received the call about this. I’ve always wanted to try mixing the gayageum with jazz music — this is such a great opportunity.”
Honey Lee is currently in her last semester of graduate studies in classical Korean music. Now, if only she’d put out a fusion album! That would be pretty fantastic.
SONG OF THE DAY
Shin Hye-sung with Honey Lee – “사랑하기 좋은 날” (A good day to love). A re-post. She also received vocal training and collaborated with Shin Hye-sung on this track. I think she has a pretty voice, although given her skills, I’m more interested in her music than her vocals. [ Download ]
Here is the 2007 Golden Disk Awards performance wherein Honey Lee performed along with Epik High for a fusion gayageum-hip-hop rendition of “Fan”:
Here is Honey Lee performing a more traditional piece in 2006 at the Letter Writing Authors Society [편지쓰는 작가들의 모임]:
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