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The Pansori Epic Chant
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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.

on this subject: Proclamation of Masterpieces 2005- Element inscribed on Representative List 2008

Place/country: Republic of Korea,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:10:00
Publisher/producer: National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage,
Published in: 2005

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