WATCH: Korean musician plays captivating version of Adele's "Hello" with ancient Korean instrument
The gayageum is an ancient Korean string instrument developed in the 6th century and usually made up of 12 strings. 1500 years later, a young woman from Korea is using it in unusual ways.
Luna Lee is a young and very talented musician from Korea who has been mixing the traditional with the contemporary in her own unique way. She plays the gayageum, which is similar to the Japanese koto and the Chinese guzheng. All of these instruments are ancient, but there is nothing ancient in Luna's music. In the last few years, she has been playing covers of popular music with her traditional instrument, and the world is starting to take notice. What's awesome about Luna is that she doesn't discriminate, choosing songs from any genre. Just when you think she couldn't get any more awesome after watching her play a cover of Adele's Hello, she'll blow you away by playing Space Oddity by David Bowie. Or how about some Elvis? She's covered Alicia Keys, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, and the list goes on and on. Like any self-respecting musician, she plays originals too, one of which you can see below. For more of Luna and her music, check out her YouTube channel and show your support HERE, where you can donate whatever you can to help her with her career.
Welcome to Luna Lee's world, the world's one and only gayageum rocker.