Journalist Robin Denselow recently interviewed Yu Kyung-hwa in Korea for Songlines magazine, discussing her work with Ensemble E-DO and the group’s forthcoming show at the K-Music Festival. Robin described Yu Kyung-Hwa as a remarkable woman and a multi-instrumentalist who plays cheolhyeonggeum. The cheolhyeonggeum, a hybrid instrument between a zither and guitar, helps to give E-DO their distinctive sound. She spent a year in India, studying percussion and working with musicians. This experience allows her to combine traditional Korean sounds with Indian music as well. After releasing their first album, the band added a new guitarist, a singer-percussionist, and a new daegeum (pipe) player, which makes the sound of E-DO more delicate, jazzy and funky.