Diyet & The Love Soldiers + NAMU

Diyet & the Love Soldiers

Diyet Van Lieshout | Vocals & Bass
Robert Van Lieshout | Vocals, Guitar & Foot Percussion
Bob Hamilton | Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin & Pedal Steel

Born in a tent, raised in a cabin on the shores of a glacial lake in the Kluane region of Canada’s Yukon Territory, Diyet embodies her Southern Tutchone, Japanese, Tlingit and Scottish roots with a musical presence that is equally diverse and unique.

Diyet is Alternative Folk, Roots, Country and Traditional Aboriginal, with melodies and stories deeply rooted in her Indigenous world view and northern life. Her songs are an interpretation of a northern reality: hard, raw and will break you if it can, but at the same time, always beautiful, gentle, strange and intensely alive.

She performs as a trio, Diyet & the Love Soldiers, with husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout on guitar and foot percussion and multi- instrumentalist, Bob Hamilton. Continuing to live with feet firmly planted in two worlds, Diyet’s adventurous and sometimes chaotic life is on full display in her music. She often says, “yesterday, fishing for our dinner on the ice, the next day, on the stage singing for you!”

NAMU

Aram Lee | Daegeum, Yanggeum, Keyboard
Minwang Hwang | Ajaeng, Janggu, Percussion, Voice
Inhwan Choi | Bass

NAMU is a Korean traditional music ensemble that made its official debut in 2015. Before this, NAMU members, each an outstanding soloist, collaborated with various artists and crossed over many genres with a wide range of projects such as jazz, classical, and electronic music.

NAMU’s leader Aram Lee, a multi-award winning Daegeum/Yanggeum player, is rooted in traditional music. Ajaen and Janggu player, Mingwang Hwang and acoustic/electric bass player, Inhwan Choi balance the traditional base with their hypnotical sounds. Put them together to introduce novel repertory and you will get a near perfect performance.

NAMU’s originality and creativity have propelled the band to the forefront of today’s Korean traditional music scene. Prismatic is honored to be able to bring NAMU to Canada for performances in Ottawa and Halifax.

Prismatic recognizes and thanks the Korean Arts Management Services and Centre Stage Korea for their support to make this international tour possible.