Kim So Ra
2018 WOMEX (World Music Expo) Official Showcase Artist
2018 Mundial Montreal (North America's World Music Summit) Official Showcase Artist
A multi-award winning Korean traditional percussionist, composer, and ambassador of Honam Province Jeongeup folk music, Kim So Ra is one of the most skilled and prominent Janggu (Korean double-headed drum) players in Korea. Kim is known for her genre-bending performances combining Korean traditional sounds with creative, charismatic and modern interpretations.
Kim is trained under the direct apprenticeship of human cultural asset Master Yu Jihwa. Kim has received eight 1st-place awards from major national music competitions since 2005, including National Nongak Master Competition, Gyeonggi Nongak National Competition, National Women’s Korean Traditional Music Festival, JeonJu International Sori Festival, just to name a few. These awards demonstrate her widespread recognition as one of the top Janggu players in Korea.
Kim is also a founding member of Korean traditional music group 'Duo BUD’ and electronic music band ‘nuMori’ in Seoul, South Korea.
PROJECT ON TOUR- Kim So Ra: A Sign of Rain features Korean master drummers Kim So Ra and Hyun Seung Hun, joined by Lim Ji Hye, gayageum (Korean zither), and Lee Hye Joong, piri (Korean bamboo oboe). Booking now for 2019-2020.