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Nongak, Community Band Music, Dance and Rituals in the Republic of Korea

Language: English

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.

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Place/region: Republic of Korea, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Jung Sung Hun
Coproducer/sponsor: Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea
Published in:
Rights: Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2014-0071700028.M4V
Source ref.: DOC:0071700028; CAND:00717
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Cultural Heritage Administration, Republic of Korea