“Sensitive worked ethno avant-garde” - Birgit Ellinghaus (Director of Alba Kultur, Germany)

“Very skilled musicians and a fantastic combination of traditional flavours and other influences blended with good taste.” - Juan Antonio Vázquez (Mundofonías, Spain)

NAMU is a Korean traditional music ensemble that made its official debut in 2015. Since 2013, NAMU has collaborated with various artists and has crossed over many genres with wide range of projects that include classical music, contemporary jazz, and dance beats. NAMU is led by multi-award winning artist, Aram Lee (daegeum, yanggeum, keyboard) who believes in building on his rigourous training in traditional instrumentation by continuously experimenting with newer forms of creative expression. Minwang Hwang (ajaeng, janggu, percussion, vocal) and Inhwan Choi (bass) perfectly balance Aram's mellifluous notes with their their hypnotic sounds. This trio of outstanding soloists together create music that is a powerful blend of precision and playfulness. NAMU’s originality and creativity, has resulted in many accolades in Korea and abroad, making them one of the most exciting musicians on the contemporary music circuit today.

Aram Lee (daegeum, yanggeum, keyboard)
Minwang Hwang (ajaeng, janggu, percussions, vocal)
Inhwan Choi (acoustic and electric bass)