2014 Together ON Gugak
Traditional Korean music performance
Tues Dec 30 at 7:30pm
Free entry (limited seats)
Seogwipo Arts Center
Sponsored and organized by Hana Art
Supported by Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Social Enterprise Council Korea Jeju Branch, Jeju MBC, Jemin Ilbo, Jeju Weekly
What is Gugak?
The term gugak translates into “national music” and comprises roughly of two bigger genres, folk music and court music.
While court music includes ritual and aristocratic music like aak (imported from China), dang-ak (a fusion between Chinese and Korean court music) and hyang-ak (purely Korean), the folk music has p’ansori (vocal), sanjo (instrumental music), jeong-ak (instrumental and vocal music), nongak (“farmers’ music”, drumming, dancing, and singing), shinawi (shamanistic music) and salpuri (dance, related to shaman rituals). (More...)
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