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NEW SOUNDS/TRADITIONAL KOREA

NEW SOUNDS/TRADITIONAL KOREA

Chae, Soo Jung

Korean music can be deeply soulful and pulsatingly exuberant. Two extraordinary Korean traditional music groups bring this music to the Asia Society stage. Master singer Soo-jung Chae uses her powerful voice to tell the romantic tragic tales of the past through the soulful epic singing of Pansori. The term "pansori" comes from "pan," which means a space where music is performed, and "sori," which means sound. Pansori is performed by a standing singer-narrator called a "sorikkun," and a seated drummer, called a "gosu". The second group Noreumachi' imbibes the thrilling sounds of farmer's music in a display of percussive fireworks. The name Noreumachi comes from the jargon of Korean minstrels, and connotes a combination of daring skill and timing attained only by the best players. Pre-performance lecture/demonstration at 7:00PM Copresented by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and organized by the Korea Arts Management Service.

Event Details

11 January 2009
1:30pm - 6:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$20 members/Students w/ ID/Seniors and $25 for nonmembers