In partnership with Korean Cultural Centre UK
Creating some of the most innovative sounds in East Asia’s underground scene, Jambinai are an award-winning post-rock/world music hybrid act from Korea that is taking the world by storm.
Ushering Korean traditional music into the 21st century, Jambinai’s stunning sonic compositions mix mesmerizing sounds from the past with elements of folk, metal, and electronic music. In September 2010, Jambinai issued its first recording, an eponymous three-song EP, through the highly-respected Korean hardcore label GMC Records.
In the summer of 2011, the band was invited to play at the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, one of South Korea’s largest music festivals. Jambinai issued their debut full-length album, Différance, in February 2012. Challenging and compelling, the highly-acclaimed cd won “Best Crossover Album” at the 2013 Korean Music Awards and also earned Jambinai a nomination for “Best Jazz & Crossover Performance” at the ceremony as well. They came into the international spotlight when they were among the chosen artists to participate in the closing ceremony of the Olympic winter games in PyeongChang. Their performance of the song “Time for Extinction” made a lasting impact among the hundreds of millions of viewers of the event. Their latest album “Onda” was released on Bella Union on June 7th 2019.
They perform here as part of our Korea Day event, in partnership with Korean Cultural Centre UK.
Join us from 5pm when Korean chef Hyung-Soo Yim will be serving up delicious street food, including Gimbap (rice rolls), Kimchi pancakes, tofu salad and fried dumplings.
As the light fades we will be projecting artwork by Yiyun Kang, one of Korean’s most experimental artists, on to the outside of our building.