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SsingSsing



Biography

What do you get when you mix authentic, traditional Korean vocals with rock band flare, and then add in some extravagant visuals and a transfixing stage presence? You get SsingSsing, Korea’s top rock and folk fusion act. Formed when six musicians from diverse genres aligned creative forces, this eccentric band welds two totally disparate elements—rock band bravado and deep-rooted Korean folk. SsingSsing skillfully blends these styles and presents them in a contemporary and accessible context with components of ballads, pop, and spiritual rituals.

SsingSsing creates a distinctive musical atmosphere as they incorporate Korean traditional composition, such as GyeonggiSori (folk songs from the central province near Seoul), SeodoSori (folk songs from northwestern provinces in North Korea), and Seoul Gut (shamanistic rituals from Seoul) in their highly nuanced and entertaining work.

Watch Past Performances

Video 8/12/2017: SSINGSSING

SSINGSSING welds two disparate elements: glam-rock and deep-rooted Korean folk. This eccentric six-member Korean band skillfully blends these styles and presents them in a contemporary and accessible context with components of ballads, pop, and spiritual rituals.

 SsingSsing