Heemoon Lee’s gig with Prelude and NomNom at K-music 2017 (pictured below) was LKL’s live performance of the year, and it’s a strong contender for most fun gig of the whole K-music series so far. So it deserves its place in this K-music Greats strand, the final online concert of the festival.
K-Music Greats III: Heemoon Lee + Prelude + NomNom
Seven Korean men’s visually stunning show is led by extraordinary singer Heemoon Lee, includes Joseon Idol NomNom, and features the jazz group Prelude, who originally came together at the Berklee School of Music. The eagle-eyed among you will have recognised Heemoon Lee from many projects, including sold-out shows with SsingSsing at K-Music 2018 that had audiences on their feet, singing, and dancing.
Heemoon Lee and Prelude performed at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room in 2017 with Korean Men taking a hilarious look at male/female roles of today, all the while blending Korean folk music and jazz. The last episode of our K-Music Greats series will be the highlights of their 2020 performance produced by the Seoul Namsan Gukakdang, expect to see some popular songs from their 2017 performance including Nanbong-ga.
‘The group sings a regional folk style called minyo and the gender bending look has to do with shamans not glamour… The understated music, the small dramatic gestures and the costumes all combine for one of my most memorable concerts of all time’