Busan National Gugak Center Hosts Regular Pungmul Performances

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The Busan National Gugak Center will host a “Pungmul* Performance” from June 27 to October 18, 2015.

A total of nine performances will be held on designated Saturdays at 5 p.m. at either the Busan National Gugak Center or Busan Citizens Park.

The official title of the Pungmul Performance is Eoulmadang Pungmulnori in Korean.

Various traditional performances including Samulnori (traditional percussion art) and Gut are reinterpreted by the performing group, as well as the ‘Cheongbae Traditional Arts Troupe’ and will be presented to Busan citizens, Korean and foreign tourists for an all-new experience involving Korean culture through traditional arts.

The traditional Pungmul Promotion Project of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, < Eoulmadang Pungmulnori> is scheduled to be held at eight venues in six regions including Busan, Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, Chungcheong-do, Jeollanam-do and Jeollabuk-do to promote traditional art to the public and cultivate talent.

The first performance was held on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 5 p.m. at the Busan Citizens Park (Youth Cultural Square near North Gate).

Performances are free for all and take place on the outdoor stage of the Busan National Gugak Center or Busan Citizens Park to accommodate as many people as possible. The venue for each performance will be announced at the Busan National Gugak Center website busan.gugak.go.kr

In case of rain, the performance will be held at Yejidang Hall in the Busan National Gugak Center.

For more information, please contact the Busan National Gugak Center at (051)811-0040.

*Pungmul is a Korean folk music tradition that includes drumming, dancing, and singing. Most performances are outside, with dozens of performers, all in constant motion.

<Schedule>

June 27, July 11, July 18 at Busan Citizens Park

June 25, August 1, August 22, September 5, September 19, October 18

The venue will be posted at busan.gugak.go.kr

Source: Busan City News


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