Narae Lee

Narae is a traditional singer (sorigun) who has constantly reflected on and probl atized the representation of women in traditional pansori, an art form that developed under the influence of Confucian culture. As part of this inquiry, she casts a new light on Byeongangseo-ga, a narrative that is a particularly strong example of patriarchal values in the genre of pansori, by focusing on the perspective of the ill fated female character Ong-nyeo and recreates this work through a variety of artistic styles. She combines a wide range of sounds with the spoken word and reuses th in music, and incorporates other musical influences freely. She thus inherits the tradition of pansori while recharging it with contemporary creative energy.