Pansori is a genre of musical storytelling performed by a vocalist and a drummer.This popular tradition, characterized by expressive singing, stylized speech, a repertory of narratives and gesture, embraces both elite and folk culture. During performances lasting up to eight hours, a male or female singer, accompanied by a single barrel drum, improvises on texts that combine rural and erudite literary expressions.
Republic of Korea
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Credits: National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Republic of Korea, publisher.
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