SsingSsing’s six members represent diverse music genres. In additional to rock music and traditional Korean folk singing, known as Minyo, other elements include ballads and pop music. The group will also incorporate shamanist rituals, the practice of reaching altered states of consciousness in order to interact with energies and the spirit world.
More traditional music will feature Gyeonggi Minyo,folk song of Gyeonggi area; Seodo Minyo, folk song of the Hwanghae and Pyeongan area; and Seoul Gut, the shamanistic ritual.
SsingSsing consists of Hee-moon Lee, the lead vocalist; Young-gyu Jang, music director and bass guitarist; Da-hye Choo, vocalist; Seung-tae Shin, vocalist; Chul-hee Lee, drummer; and Tae-won Lee, electric guitarist and keyboard player.
Friday’s performance kicks off Flushing Town Hall’s 2017 programming. Other upcoming highlights include a performance by Guy Davis, American Blues Ambassador, on February 4 and a concert by the Grace Kelly Quartet on February 24.
Beginning in March, the popular Global Mashup series will commence with collaborations between musicians from Spain, Garifuna, Japan, Puerto Rico, Mali, Morocco and more.
Tickets, available at www.flushingtownhall.org, is $16 for non-members and $10 for members and students. Tickets are free for teenagers between 13 and 19 years old.