With Nature as their musical theme, the female Korean folk group Duobud presents music of comfort and healing with traditional percussion and gayageum melodies.

The combination of percussion and string highlights the contrast between percussive expressions of direct and explosive energies and lyrical string melodies. The percussion is so delicate that one’s breath can be heard while the Korean harp is played with a boldness reminiscent of electronic sounds. The resultant music, uniquely expands the expressive realms of both percussive and melodic instruments.


Sora Kim (Multi-Percussion : Janggu, Jing, Yanggeum, Cymbal)
Jeongup Nongak, Jeollabuk-do Province Intangible Cultural asset no: 7-2
2018 WOMEX Official Showcase Artist

Jihye Lim (Gayageum)
Member of Korean Gayageum Players Association
Music Director of Court Dance ‘Chunangmu’ Association

We are delighted this year to virtually present Duobud to continue to share qualitative examples of Korean contemporary music that presents traditional instrumentation with a contemporary twist. Duobud was all set to tour India, in association with local partners but the exigencies of the present moment has meant that the performance will now be presented and viewed virtually. We thank our local partners in India – The Royal Opera House, Mumbai, Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, Kochi, The Korean Arts and Cultural Centre, Guntur and The Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hyderabad, for their support in promoting the virtual presentation of Duobud via their respective social media handles.

The link will be active at 6.00 p.m. IST on Friday, 12 November 2021. https://www.youtube.com/embed/HFdVLAzSV9w

The link will be accessible until Wednesday, 24 November 2021.