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Jin Hi Kim Blends Komungo Styles with Western Music

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The komungo is a traditional Korean instrument that dates back to the 4th century.

Now the ancient instrument is being played in modern, western-style arrangements.

That is due in large part to compose and komungo player Jin Hi Kim.

Lonny Shavelson has more.

  • A musician playing a k?mungo, a type of Korean zither with six strings. (Photo: The National Centre for Korean Traditional Performing Arts)

  • Jin Hi Kim plays the komungo during a concert at Stanford. (Photo: Lonny Shavelson)

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