Singer-songwriter-zither player Joyce Kwon makes folk music for folks of the diaspora — new-American folk — rooted in Black American Music and Korean traditional music. Her repertoire spans the Great American Songbook and original songs from her new album, Dream of Home, a passing down of stories as told by first- through fourth-generation Americans from Korea, Macau, Japan, Russia and beyond.
Berkeley is Joyce's favorite place in the world, where she spent her formative years as a college student, and she is thrilled to come back to share what she has been working on, among family and friends! Please join us for a rare, intimate concert of Joyce singing and accompanying herself on gayageum, the 12-string traditional Korean zither, and hear stories of home — past, present and imagined.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door general admission; $10 for students with ID. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!