1:11 pm - 08/26/2018

5 Idols that Can Play Traditional East Asian Instruments

Yuqi [(G)I-DLE] - Guzheng

Yuqi has studied Chinese Opera dance and guzheng since she was young, as seen by her childhood photos here.

Jieqiong (Pristin/I.O.I) - Pipa

Jieqiong attended a high school affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and specialized in pipa.

Himchan (BAP) - Janggu, Daegeum, Ggwaenggari, and Jing

Himchan has an educational background in traditional Korean music. He attended the National Korean Traditional Music Junior High School, National Korean Traditional Music High School, and majored in traditional arts at Korea National University of Arts.


Jeongyeon (TWICE) - Janggu

Jeongyeon learnt how to play janggu when she was in elementary school, but admits to being out of practice since she hasn’t played in a while.

Jisoo (BLACKPINK) - Janggu

Jisoo learnt how to play janggu in middle school, but like Jeongyeon, she admits to being out of practice.

Source: dingo music, IDLE SUBS, like oxygen, 360 Entertainment, starkingsbs, ipfs, ALL THE K-POP, Jisoo Kim

Omona, do you know any other idols who can play traditional instruments? Did you learn any growing up?
babyjenkski 26th-Aug-2018 07:39 pm (UTC)
Yuqi and Himchan looked so cool! Its like they were in a trance!
benihime99 26th-Aug-2018 07:44 pm (UTC)
Yuqi iq such a cutie
It was quite beautiful and impressive (from someone who doesn't know anything about these instruments)


Jieqiong too, oh my

Edited at 2018-08-26 07:44 pm (UTC)
sra_interesante 26th-Aug-2018 08:06 pm (UTC)
not a kpop idol but lee honey comes from a family of traditional musicians and majored on gukak
she always talks about it on variety shows


just last lee honey, her sister and her mom broke a guinness record playing gayageum
katheli 26th-Aug-2018 08:27 pm (UTC)
some of these are not like the others lol.

the second girl sounds really impressive.
revedesnuages 26th-Aug-2018 09:16 pm (UTC)
some of these are not like the others lol.

Err yeah, I thought 3 was too short for a list, which is why I added Jeongyeon and Jisoo. They seem to have forgotten most of what they learned, but they tried at least 😅
annayism 26th-Aug-2018 09:06 pm (UTC)
can we get a yuqi and jieqiong duet??
benihime99 27th-Aug-2018 11:33 am (UTC)
+1
miss_suunshinee 26th-Aug-2018 09:07 pm (UTC)
the fact both last clips are exactly the same patern just by diferent people LMAO

on middle school they teach me to play twinkle twinkle little star on flute but i wouldnt dare to say i play flute only for that
gathyou 26th-Aug-2018 10:25 pm (UTC)
Cute post <3
Kyulkyung always impressed me with her pipa playing. I wasn't aware of Yuqi and Himchan and they're both impressive too!
Jeongyeon and Jisoo haha... they were fun!
921227 26th-Aug-2018 10:50 pm (UTC)
I knew about Himchan (obvs) but the girls are new info. It was amazing! I'm always so delighted by idols traditional backgrounds and i hope we get to see mor e
kyulkyung 27th-Aug-2018 12:11 am (UTC)
jieqiong playing pipa in her intro video for produce 101 is one of the reasons i started paying attention to her. i'm glad she found success in china.
baekpedaling 27th-Aug-2018 04:08 am (UTC)
Himchan looks so handsome in that color red. I wish he got more chances to show off his skills.
myungung 27th-Aug-2018 10:46 am (UTC)
I only heard about Yuqi and Kyulkyung's one, so the other 3 were a pleasant surprise. if I'm not wrong, uni.t/laboum's ZN also played the Janggu in her school days, but not sure if she still plays it
modestgoddess79 27th-Aug-2018 02:34 pm (UTC)
Himchan should act in a historical drama, he looks amazing
jyushimatsu 27th-Aug-2018 09:36 pm (UTC)
Pinky was blessed with good looks and talent, it seems
antrea 27th-Aug-2018 11:23 pm (UTC)
Dang I didn't know Jieqiong was so good, her playing looked effortless! Yuqi was amazing too!
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