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Sandeep Das playing tabla, kneeling on a platform in front of schoolchildren at the Art Institute of Chicago

© DONG-WON KIM

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Silk Road Ensemble member Sandeep Das (above) demonstrates the tabla to a group of schoolchildren at the Art Institute of Chicago. The Silk Road Project is committed to providing educational opportunities for audiences of all ages.


Ji Hyun Kim



Ji Hyun Kim

Kayagum, vocals (Korea) Ji Hyun Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and began to study kayagum byongchang, Korean traditional singing with accompaniment on kayagum, at the age of twelve. She has studied with An Sook Sun and Park Kui Hee, who were both designated as "National Cultural Treasures" by the Korean government.

Before embarking on a career as a soloist, she was a lead performer in the Ansan City Traditional Orchestra from 1998 to 2000. Ji Hyun Kim performs with the Silk Road Ensemble.


Kayagum

© TARA TODRAS-WHITEHILL


Instrument
Kayagum


Video
Interview


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