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Before Kpop there was Pansori

Before Kpop there was Pansori

Professor Oh October 26, 2013 0

In KWOW ep. 107 we learned about the music scene in Korea that existed before Kpop: pansori. To say pansori is the Korean version of opera is not completely accurate. It’s the traditional storytelling

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The Annual Chunhyang Festival

The Annual Chunhyang Festival

Professor Oh May 16, 2013 1

The Chunhyang Festival is held every April in Namwon, celebrating the famous folktale of Chunhyang. Attendees enjoy traditional music, colorful parades, swing riding, sijo poetry, participate in old-school games and watch a beauty contest

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Korea’s Traditional Folk Music (KWOW #37)

Korea’s Traditional Folk Music (KWOW #37)

Professor Oh February 22, 2012 4

As we already learned in KWOW episode 37 (see above), pansori (판소리) is a genre of Korea’s traditional music performed by one singer and one drummer. Think of pansori as “Korean opera.” The most

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