Watch Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Voodoo Chile’ Performed on a Gayageum, a Traditional Korean Instrument

Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 song “Voodoo Chile” is already a classic. But it becomes all the more so when you see it performed by Luna Lee on a Gayageum, a traditional Korean stringed instrument. The first Gayageum dates back to the 6th century. If you like seeing western rock standards reimagined within an Asian aesthetic, then you won’t want to miss: The Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” Performed on Traditional Chinese Instruments.

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  • Geno

    Oh my heart! This is beautiful!

  • indybend

    wow – I’m speechless.

  • Martin

    Lovely, wonderful … fanatastic stuff, congratulations to the artist …


    DYING as I am.

  • Dwight Worker

    This is incredible. this artist is so talented in her presentation. A must to listen to.

  • Andy Ashling

    I really know this song. It’s my favorite Hendrix. She is spectacular!

  • Wilberth

    Es hermoso.. Felicidades.

  • Riley

    This is awesome!

  • Joe Wood

    This just blows me away! Great rendition!

  • bill blyth

    to cool

  • Adam

    You do know that the Jimi Hendrix classic is “Voodoo CHILD” not “Chile”?!

  • Adam

    Very cool rendition all the same!

  • Sam

    Err Adam…its Chile. Cockface.

  • Kevin Kiefaber

    This phenomenal! Jimi reborn as a modest but beautiful Korean woman… who would have guessed that?

  • dave

    fantastic, mind blowing, awesome, spectacular, unearthly, out of the world performance!!! This would have made Jimi so proud!

  • Alvaro

    No need to argue “”Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” is the last track on Electric Ladyland, the third and final album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The song is known for its wah-wah-heavy guitar work. It is #101 on Rolling Stone’s list of 500 greatest songs of all time.[1]

    The song was recorded in 1968, and was re-released as a single after Hendrix’s death in 1970. It was the A side on a three-track record, and reached Number 1 in the UK. It was catalogued as “Voodoo Chile” (Track 2095 001), and that is the title which appears on the single and is the title referred to officially. The term “slight return” refers to the song’s initial role as a reprise of the 15-minute track “Voodoo Chile” featured earlier on the album Electric Ladyland.

  • Keith Collings

    That would have been a real hit at woodstock!!!!!!!!

  • otakimaori

    Awesome, I would buy a copy and play it in my H2 while stuck in trafic ..really loud though. Jimi would love it too.

  • Tom

    It is in fact “…Chile.”Too bad the western instrument mix tended to dominate this beautiful rendition.

  • JP

    This is an incredible rendition of a great Hendrix song. I’ve listened to it over and over again. It’s much much better if you wear headphones. There are so many different instumental sounds that you don’t hear when you’re just listening to it on a laptop.

  • JP

    I wish she’d do a whole Hendrix album. Otakimaori, you’re right, Jimi would love this rendition.

  • http://FB Carol Wherrett

    This gal did a wonderful rendition of a classic by the great Hendrix..

  • alex

    awesome rendition, jimmy would have been proud.

  • R. Mark Womack

    Very cool! I loved it.

  • Donna Fritz

    That was OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to hear more!!!

  • Carolyn

    This young woman rocks! Great execution! Love it!

  • Mary Evergreen

    @Kevin Kiefaber, I was thinking the same thing: reincarnation is a real thing. Tibetan monks have proven it, the present Dalai Lama being most notable, when he was a child he remembered all sorts of things from his previous life (Kundun, that is a good movie about him – May All Prevail)

    Jimi said and wrote a few things that were mystical of that nature, “I got 245 days before I go and never comeback…” (approx, I don’t remember exactly the number of days or the exact wording, and I don’t feel like taking the time right now, as I write this, to research; if you know JImi Hendryx stuff, then you know what I mean by this quote)
    My point being, in closing, how old is this woman? She looks like she was born after 1972…

    I read that there is a 49 day “gestation” , or “limbo” amount of time between death and birth. It doesn’t necessarily mean that one is born exactly 49 days after one dies, but I think it’s the minimum amount of “time”, (the way we measure time – which doesn’t exist out of the physical realm) that passes before one’s soul re-enters the lower vibratory rates of physical existence.
    Jimi might have said he wasn’t coming back, but his soul came back anyway, because he really was more of a Bottisatva than he said, or believed, he was…
    I’m sure there was much that never got recorded or filmed or transcribed of what he was really about, and souls like him (and you, and me, and you, and you, and you too!) have to keep coming back to help others reach Enlightenment, so that we can all go into Nirvana together; because we are all One within All are within the One is within All are within the One is within All…
    May all reach Enlightenment – Blessed be – In Lakesh – Namaste – etc – :P :D :-) <:-{) (-:C
    (don't mind my little "emoticons, I experimented to see which ones would be a gif or stay the same…)
    (I'm new to this particular site, Faceblock had a link and I got really intuit)

  • Arthur Stephens

    How cool!

  • Jon Spayde

    This very cool woman is Luna, and here are her gayageum covers of other tunes, including “Hit the Road, Jack ” and “Hotel California.”

  • Jon Spayde

    And her album, which includes “All Along the Watchtower”