Ushering Korean traditional music into the 21st century, Jambinai’s stunning sonic compositions mix mesmerizing sounds from the past with elements of folk, metal, and electronic music.
In the summer of 2011, the band was invited to play at the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, one of South Korea’s largest music festivals. And in November of that year, they came in second place winning the “Jury Prize” at the EBS Hello Rookie Final – an award show created to highlight South Korea’s top young bands.
Jambinai issued their debut full-length album in February 2012. Challenging and compelling, the highly-acclaimed affair won “Best Crossover Album” at the 2013 Korean Music Awards and also earned Jambinai a nomination for “Best Jazz & Crossover Performance” at the ceremony as well.
Jambinai have played well-received sets at a number of international festivals including the World Village Festival in Finland, Cena Contemporanea in Brazil, WOMEX in Wales, and the Oslo World Music Festival in Norway.