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Rising K-POP Pansori, the traditional Korean music

Do you know Pansori, Korean traditional music?

Pansori is a Korean traditional folk music played from hundreds of years ago. Therefore, it has been considered as old-fashioned music by the general public. However, this conventional thought is changing. An alternate-pop band Lee Nalchi adapted Pansori to modern K-Pop. Korea Tourism Organization collaborated with the alternative pop band ‘LEENALCHI’ and ‘Ambiguous Dance Company’ to publish several Youtube clips showing Korean famous cities imbued with this modernised version of Pansori. They are already viewed by millions of people worldwide. You can listen to the avant-garde Pansori below.

korean traditional music pansori

The lyrics are a little difficult because it is written with old Korean language and words. So don’t mind their lyric and just feel the vibe.

SEOUL : Largest city in South Korea

BUSAN : 2nd largest city in South Korea


The song’s titled ‘ A Fish Map’ (어류도감) by Lee Nalchi. The lyrics about the legendary Dragon King of the Sea assembling its subordinates for a meeting.

JEONJU : Traditional city which is popular with Bibimbab, Korean mixed rice


The song’s titled ‘Catch a Rabbit’(좌우나졸) by Lee Nalchi. The lyrics about rabbit hunting in medieval time in Korea.

ANDONG : Traditional city which is popular with Hahoetal and Traditional Village

Song Title: You Know Who I Am?
It is a part of the Korean Pansori story “Sugungga”. Hearing that only the liver of a rabbit can cure the illness of the Dragon King, the turtle tricks the rabbit to visit the underwater palace. However, the cunning rabbit lies to the Dragon King and makes his way out back to the land.

MOKPO : Ocean city which is popular with various seafood

Song Title: Crying Softshell Turtle. It is a part of the Korean Pansori story “Sugungga”. Hearing that only the liver of a rabbit can cure the illness of the Dragon King, the turtle tricks the rabbit to visit the underwater palace. However the cunning rabbit lies to the Dragon King and makes his way out back to the land.

This video is now having an event.
How many rabbits do you see in the video? Count all the hidden rabbits, leave a comment to its original Youtube channel and seize your opportunity to win the prize!
1st Prize: Harman Kardon Bluetooth Speaker (1)
2nd Prze: Lee Nalchi’s Vinyl Record (10)
Period: 2020-10-13 ~ 2020-10-27
Winner Announcement: 2020-10-30

GANGNEUNG : Beach city facing East Sea

 

Song Title: Ddiddiroo Diroo Diroo
It is a part of the Korean Pansori story “Sugungga”. Hearing that only the liver of a rabbit can cure the illness of the Dragon King, the turtle tricks the rabbit to visit the underwater palace. But the cunning rabbit lies to the Dragon King and makes his way out back to the land.

 

See more KTO video clip on Youtube.

 

Here is the original full version of Lee Nal Chi Band performance.

 

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23/10/2020

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