Luna Lee Rocked Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Voodoo Child’ on an Ancient Korean Instrument.
You’ve never heard Jimi like this before.
By Peter Wade
Korean artist Luna Lee takes modern songs and gives them a chill twist by playing them on a modified gayageum, an ancient Korean string instrument. On her fundraising page, Lee explains that she modernized the gayageum herself to play contemporary tunes.
We also recommend Luna’s versions of “Back in Black,” “Stairway to Heaven” and “Creep.”
Luna’s debut album from Domo Records features her performing on a 20 and 25 string traditional Korean instrument, called the Gayageum. With the exception of Luna’s instrument, the music she performs is anything but traditional. With inspired performances and dazzling skill, Luna has become a virtual sensation amassing scores of YouTube views, exhibiting her remarkable ability to bridge Eastern culture with Western influences.
The album features 3 original songs by Luna as well as notable versions of classic rock songs on the Korean instrument that include Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig In The Sky”. The album also includes inspired renditions of Air’s “Alone In Kyoto”, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence” as well as a note for note version of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Jimi Hendrix tribute to “Little Wing”.
Macon, GA– Nicholas Olate and his father Richard Olate won the 2012 America’s Got Talent television competition.
The have been touring the country with their 11 performing pups.
Nicholas Olate said he has been performing with his father since he was about 5 years old.
“It all started with my father when he was a young man. He was actually very poor and he’s from Chile, South America and there’s a lot of stray dogs in Chile,” said Nicholas Olate. “So he got a dog off the street and then slowly through training and through patience and a lot of effort he slowly built up to where he is today.”
Each performance showcases a variety of the dogs’ talents.
They have a fashion show, comedy, film, and of course acrobatic tricks.
Nicholas Olate said the show really is a good time.
“You never know what kind of day somebody is having, you know?” said Nicholas Olate. “Somebody could have a rough day and they could come to your performance and have a good time for an hour and a half and maybe forget about their worries and just laugh and be filled with joy and that’s a wonderful thing. I think it’s just really great.”
The tour will continue on February 15th in Knoxville, TN at the Women’s Basketball Game at the University of Tennessee.
Seda Bağcan’s fifth album reminds us how deeply connected we are with all of those around us. These soothing and melodic mantras, which are all written and composed by Seda herself, enable us to eliminate pain, expand our creativity, and raise our consciousness. By eliminating negative forces and connecting with your infinite self beyond the physical realm, you will be able to live your true path with purpose, as the way that it is intended to be. And don’t forget that you, and everything that surrounds you are MIRACLES!
The album will be released digitally on January 22nd.
Kitaro will come to Fukuoka, Japan as a part of his Symphonic World Tour! The show will feature an extensive live production with a local orchestra on November 15th. Few tickets are still available for purchase.