Yecheon Tongmyong Nongyo, National Intangible Cultural Property No. 84-2


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Yecheon Tongmyong Nongyo, National Intangible Cultural Property No. 84-2 +

Classification Intangible Cultural Heritage / Traditional Performing Arts / Music
Designated date 1985.12.1
location Yecheon-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Nongyo is a song sung by farmers to forget their fatigue and improve their efficiency from hard and busy work, also known as wild songs or farming sounds.

Yecheon Tongmyeong Nongyo is believed to have been started during the mid-Joseon Dynasty, as a farming song sung by farmers in Tongmyeong-ri, Yecheon-eup, Yecheon-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do to relieve their hardships caused by hard labor when planting rice every year.

It consists of <Abu Reisuna나, which is sung during planting, <Sound of Help도, <Sound of Baby Maggie기, <Sound of Boss상, <Sound of Bangae Sori·, <Sound of Euyong Sori이용, and 부르는Bonghei이, which is sung on the way home from rice paddy. There are also "Samsamgi Song," "Bettle Song," and "Dohaetagi" sung by women.

Yecheon Tongmyeong Nongyo is characterized by the fact that both the sound of rice planting and rice paddies are slow, long-pull notes are written, and that when the song is held and received, the end of the front sound and the front of the back sound partially overlap, creating a dual creative effect.

Yecheon Tongmyeong Nongyo has a rural taste and simple taste, and the song and lyrics are local.


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