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Korean National Gugak Center



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Video 10/21/2016: Korean National Gugak Center

Performers from the Korean National Gugak Center present a variety of Korean folk music and dance to demonstrate the abundance and profoundness of Korea’s traditional heritage. It includes sinawi, an instrumental ensemble with improvisation derived from shamanistic music, and pansori, a deeply moving musical genre combining narrative song, storytelling, and body movements accompanied by solo percussion. Performed as part of the First Annual Korean Culture Week, presented by the Korean Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.

Korean National Gugak Center