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5,000 Years of Korean Soul

  • 2021.2.26
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    ☆Darangsh is a Jeju-do word for the high peak, and it is a song written for those who died namelessly and inspired by the sad history of the April 3 Incident in 1948.

    Consisting of the form of 'a-b-a', and Namdo Gyemyeonjo, Seodo Sori style, and Western phrysian mode were used.

    The beat is consistent with 9/8 beats, but it has changed its speed and rhythm, and it is a work of delicate combinations of traditional music and Western elements.
  • 2021.3.3
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    ♡ Cheolhyeongeum was designed by Kim Young-chul, a master of Namsadangpae, in the 1940s. To play by pulling or tearing off eight bars with a bar.

    The sound of geomungo, gayageum, or Western guitars is unique.

    Yoo Kyung-hwa, who played as a geomungo player and changed her direction to iron cash, is said to have accepted iron cash into her destiny since then after hearing a recording of Ahn Hyang-nyeon's performance with Lim Dong-sik, a master of geomungo.

    Iron cash: oil-curing
    Zhang Gu: Lee Tae-baek
  • 2021.3.5
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    ○ Sori/Jo Kyung-hee/Lee Geum-mi, Piri/Jang Su-ho, Haegeum/Kim Ji-hee, gayageum/Mun Gyeong-a, Janggu/Jo Yong-bok☆
  • 2021.3.7
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    ☆Kim Juk-pa (1911-1989), a master craftsman from Yeongam, Jeollanam-do, was born in the late 19th century as a granddaughter of Kim Chang-jo, who first made gayageum sanjo, and learned gayageum from him, and learned pungnyu, sanjo and byeongchang(sing along with playing) from his disciple Han Seong-gi.

    Later, Kim Jukpa refined the gayageum sanjo rhythms learned from his grandfather and master Han Seong-gi, and added her own melody and rhythm to complete the 55-minute-long Kim Jukpa ryu(style) gayageum Sanjo.

    Kim Juk-pa ryu(style) gayageum Sanjo is characterized by a soft, stable tone and delicate and profound Nonghyeon refined over the years by a master of a woman Kim Juk-pa.

    It was designated as Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 23 in 1978 as the tune currently played by the largest number of performers. Today, the performer will play using 'Gyeopcheong Johyeon Beop' that led to master Kim Juk-pa and master Moon Jae-sook.

    gayageum/Lee Seulgi, Janggu/Kim Cheongman
  • 2021.3.9
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    Ssareum is the Hwanghae-do dialect of cicada, and Ssareumtaryeong' is a song that listens to cicada and sings while thinking about his hometown.

    [Sung by/Kim Kwang-sook, Yoo Ji-sook, Kim Min-kyung]

    Janggu/Jeong Junho, Piri/Choi Kyung-man, Daegeum/Won Wan-cheol, Haegeum/Kim Jung-rim, gayageum/Park Hyun-sook
  • 2021.3.15
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    ☆ Song/Lee Chun-hee, Piri/Lee Ho-jin, Daegeum/Won Wan-cheol, Haegeum/Kim Jung-rim, gayageum/Mun Gyeong-ah, Ajaeng/Yoon Seo-kyung, Janggu/Jeong Joon-ho
  • 2021.3.16
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    ☆Jeong Bo-gwon - Winner of the 18th Park Dong-jin Pansori Master Singing and Myeonggo Competition

    Miyeon (Piano), Park Jae-cheon (Drum), Lee Myung-hoon (Daegeum), Kwak Jae-hyuk (Piri), Lee Chung-woo (Percussions), Choi Young-jin (Haegeum), Kim Min-young (gayageum), Choi Boo-mi (Keyboard), Lee Jin-hee (Guitar), Kim Yun-cheol (Bass), Chae Jae-young, Kim So-won, Jo Ara, Jung-ji (Violin), Choi Jung-wook, Chae In-young(Cello)
  • 2021.3.17
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    ☆It has a very strong and solemn feeling, and it features a powerful touch with a masculine feel, especially strong impromptu features this style of sanjo.

    It is now passed down by master Kang Jeong-sook.
  • 2021.3.19
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    ☆Sori/Kang Hyo-joo/Chae Soo-hyun
    ○ Piri/Lee Ho-jin, Daegeum/Moon Jae-deok, Haegeum/Kim Ji-hee, gayageum/Mungyeong-ah, Janggu/Jung Joon-ho
  • 2021.3.23
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    ☆Kang Tae-hong was taught by Kim Chang-jo and added the melody himself. It's Jangdan was composed of Jinyangjo, Jungmori, Jungjungmori, Jajinmori, and Hwimori. After 1950, Sesanjoshi (also known as Danmori) was added.

    This music feel more cheerful compared to other styles of sanjos by producing a 'e' as 'f' in most Ujo melodies, and pressing 'd' a pitch or one and a half pitch higher in Gyemyeonjo melodies (if expressed as a musical note of Western music for convenience.)

    It's differentiated by complicated and irregular melody and frequent offbeat.
  • 2021.3.29
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    ☆The rhythm was filled with various percussion instruments so that the vocal chimes could be heard well.

    "Hangangsu Taryeong" is a song characterized by the combination of 25-stringed gayageum's chord progression and the smooth feeling of the waves.
  • 2021.4.27
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    ☆Composed by Lee Geon-yong, Hanobaeknyeon is a representative song of the 25th annual gayageum solo, and is also widely played as a concerto.

    This piece transforms the theme melody of the folk song with the same title into a variety of forms, which highlights the performer's ability to show various state laws and techniques of 25 stringed gayageum.

    The performer Moon Se-mi was selected as a collaborator of the 2020 National Gugak Center's creative orchestra.
  • 2021.5.1
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    gayageum Lee Soo-eun | Geomungo Kim So-yeon | Daegeum Park Hye-on
    Piri Lee In-hwa | Haegeum Han Anna | Janggu Lee Sang-kyung☆
  • 2021.5.7
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    The Pirisanjo of Jeongjaeguk was created by Jeong Jae-guk, the Jeongakmyeong, based on the rhythms of Lee Chung-sun and Oh Jin-seok.

    It is characterized by its strong power and grandeur under the influence of Jeongak, and its rich folk and native taste.

    I added gayageum and dance to make it sound different.
  • 2022.5.8
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    It is one of the Namdo Japga songs sung by professional singers in Jeolla-do.

    It is a song that depicts various birds singing joyfully in beautiful nature and expresses the shape of birds in a graceful manner.