Norianmaro is one of the leading Korean traditional arts groups performing “samulnori," traditional Korean percussion music. Since 2005, the group has performed regularly at Jeju Folk Village and the performers hope to promote traditional arts through "communication and harmony" with full audience participation.
The group will perform "Ieodo: Paradise Lost," which deals with a girl’s journey to find the lost paradise of hope and dreams known as "Ieodo" in Jeju tradition. It has also been regarded as a place of miracles and fantasy and in the past the mystical island helped warm people's hearts in times of weariness. It was also the afterworld where diving women and fishermen resided after perishing at sea.
Norianmaro hopes to use the "Ieodo" performance to place hope in humanity to revitalize the paradise lost and celebrate Korean ancestral wisdom with the present generation. The performances will be held in Edinburgh from July 31 to Aug. 24.
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