Daorum

7

Mar

2011

Created by Simon Barker in 2005 after the extraordinary journey featured in the film, Daorum features Simon Barker with two of the main protagonists – Korean pansori singer Bae il Dong and percussionist Kim Dong Won – alongside trumpeter Phil Slater, guitarist Carl Dewhust, and pianist Matt McMahon.

Drawing on selections from the pansori classics as vehicles for improvisation, Daorum incorporates Korean traditional rhythms and contemporary jazz, creating an exciting high-energy cultural exchange. The group has performed at numerous international arts festivals including the Lincoln Centre New York, the Sydney Opera House, 2006 Jeonju Sori Festival, Korea, 2007 Queensland Music Festival, 2008 OZASIA Festival, Adelaide, and the 2010 Gwangju World Music Festival, Korea.