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What the Hell is a Gayageum? Hendrix Re-Imagined

If you don’t know the answer or even if you do, I implore you to take a look at this fantastic video!

As regular visitors of Accidental Muse may know I love to feature unique instruments and sounds not often heard in popular culture, so todays weird and wonderful instrument is a traditional Korean instrument believed to have been developed in the 6th century and later improved into the more common Sanjo Gayageum.

The video featured in this article is of Luna Lee playing Voodoo Chile, a re-imagining of Jimmy Hendrix already incredible classic Voodoo Child. What Luna produces out of her Gayageum is rather unexpected:

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