Thursday, June 4, 2009

Samul nori (Korean Percussive Band)

Samul nori (Korean Percussive Band) is spotlighted on the international stages of Korean music and dance. Both players and an audience easily get in high spirits. While the western orchestra or chamber music has delicate and harmonic expression of rhythm and melody, Korean samul nori has rather rough and naive expression of percussive rhythm and spirits. Folk music relies largely on metal gongs, the hourglass-shaped drum called changgo, a small hand drum and sometimes a loud, trumper-like oboe. Farmers' music is the most popular tyupe of folk music. A percussive ensemble called samul nori was originated from farmer's music. Samul nori consists of a large gong, a small gong, a changgo and a small drum.

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