Second Moon opens ‘world music’ tourThe ethnic fusion sound of Second Moon, a newly formed world music band, has surprised those who have sought anything but K-pop and hard techno in Korea.
Listeners are instantly charmed by the familiar yet varying harmonies of the music, beautifully orchestrated by the seven-member band, as, with finesse, they overcome geographical boundaries, from New Orleans to Senegal to Argentina, and diverse musical influences, from jazz to classical to tango electronica.
Led by 25-year-old Irish vocalist Lynda Cullen, Second Moon consists of interchanging members from Korea and Brazil. The band’s small fan base started earlier this year with its first album, “Second Moon,” containing the theme song of a Korean drama, “Ireland.” Now the country’s first world music band will be showcased on a national tour.
by Ines Cho
Second Moon is performing tonight at 8 p.m. at Gyeonggijeon inside Jeonju Hanok Village in North Jeolla province and tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at SoundHolic near Hongik University in northern Seoul. Soundholic is located behind the Richemont bakery near Hongdae station, exit 6. Tickets are 15,000 won ($15) when purchased in advance through the club’s Web site, http://cafe.daum.net/SoundHolic, and 20,000 won at the door. For additional live performance information, visit http://cafe.daum.net/2ndmoon.
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