Janya Korean World Music Band plays DROM Friday Jan.6th 2012 8:30pm
12/7/2011, 12:54 p.m.
The East meets West band JANYA is inspired by Korean Traditional Music and the music of Ornette Coleman and John Zorn. Korean-American Singer Lola Jung Danza went in search of her Korean ancestry, what she discovered was a whole new world of music. All About Jazz calls JANYA a "Communion with the divine."JANYA will perform at Drom (85 Avenue A NYC, NY 10009 212.777.1157) on Friday, January 6th 2012 at 9pm. Tickets at the door are $15 and $10 in advance.
JANYA is a daring, unique and captivating world music group that incorporates traditional Korean instrumentation (Gayageum- Korean Zither, Daegeum- Bamboo flute, and Janggo- Drum) with western vocals.
Singer Lola Jung Danza with her four-octave range and vast array of vocal technique, summons her ancestors through this music taking the listener on a journey to the far off land of Korea, laying beautiful poetry over traditional Korean instrumentation.
Janya is an all female group, Seungmin Cha- Daegeum and voice, Eunsun Jung- Gayageum, and Woonjung Sim- Janggo and percussion. Janya celebrates women in music and culture. The music ranges from meditative to the dramatic--it's something you've never heard before and it's as if these women are speaking directly to the heavens. Janya is paving new ground in music.
Please join us in a beautiful evening of music.