Korea Tour, Korean Music, Arts, Crafts

Korea Tour

- Rest your mind and rejuvenate your soul in the land of the morning calm
- A country renowned for its rich cultural and aesthetic beauty.
- Begin a fantastic journey into the cultural traditions of the past - today!

Korean Traditional Music Station

- Quoted as “the sound that baptizes your soul”
- Unique tempo distribution
- Warm and soft tone color
- Calm and meditative character
- Listen samples

Online Gallery of Korean Arts and Crafts

- High quality pictures and detailed descriptions
- Art essays with in-depth information
- Unique handcrafted gifts

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Heung Taryeong - Korea's Southern Province Folk Songs

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This album presents duet performance of Minyo (folk songs) from southern province of Korea by Jo So-Nyeo and her sister, Jo Young-Ja. The southern province folk songs called Namdo Minyo have a relatively slow tempo and a crude, dark timbre. It's sharply alternating melody gives one the sense of deep, inward pathos.

Jo So-Nyeo is a representative performer of Pansori, a genre of musical storytelling performed by a vocalist and a drummer often referred to as Korean Opera which was designated as UNESCO World Intangible Heritage. She is outstanding in expressing emotion in her Pansori performance which is powerful enough to captivate any audience.

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