Meet The Barberettes, this trio is probably one of the most unique groups in Korean music today. I discovered this group a few months ago and at first I could not believe what I was hearing and seeing. What makes them so special? They do Korean and American doo whop from the 1950’s and 1960’s.
So if your looking for short skirts, booty shorts, and auto tune then your going to be disappointed. But if you want super vocals, over all musical talent, and the right amount of sass then your going to love this group. The group was formed in 2012 for fun but now the group made up of Park Sohee, Kim Grace, and Shinae An Wheeler have been slowly gaining more and more popularity in the Korean Indie music scene . Recently it was announced that they will be preforming at South By South West (SXSW) 2015 to which you can read all about here.
While their original music is a diffidently doo whop in style it still has some element that can be found in traditional Korean music as well. Why doo whop? Well it can be argued that without doo whop there would be no pop music and besides, it fun and there is nothing wrong with music that is fun.
“Be My Baby” (Original by The Ronettes)
“Satin Doll” (Original by Duke Ellington)
“봄맞이” (Original by The Kim Sisters)
I believe that sometimes the music is best left to speak for itself and I think that what the above music videos do. They speak volumes about music that crosses genres, time, and language. Leave your thoughts and comments below. Stay with Officially KMusic for all the latest in Korean music and news.
Edited by: Alona Sass
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