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Nongak, Community Band Music, Dance and Rituals in the Republic of Korea. ©UNESCO 2013
Nongak, Community Band Music, Dance and Rituals in the Republic of Korea

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Nongak is a popular performing art widely practised in the Republic of Korea combining a percussion ensemble, parading, dancing, drama and acrobatic feats. It is performed for appeasing gods, praying for a rich harvest in spring then celebrating it during autumn festivals, and fund-raising for community projects, helping to enhance solidarity and cooperation and establish a sense of shared identity. The public becomes familiar with Nongak through observation and participation, while community groups and educational institutions play an important role in transmitting it.


on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

Place/region Republic of Korea, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2014 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Authors and personalities: Jung Sung Hun, director.
Production: BPLUS PICTURES CO, producer. Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea, sponsor.
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Rights/Droits: Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea

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