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PANSORI ‘SARANG-GA’ CLASS

In November, Korean Cultural Center Indonesia held a special Pansori Sarang-ga class with a professional Gugak singer who also President of the Gugak Association, Hong Seong-Deok, in Multifunction Hall of Korean Cultural Center Indonesia, SCBD. Pansori is a show which performed by a solo singer and a drummer. Pansori was known as an entertainment for lower class but, eventually, became popular because of the support from the upper class. In 2003, Pansori even got recognize as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

There are five kinds of Pansoris which are Chunhyangga, Simcheongga, Heungbuga, Sugungga and Jeokbyeokka. Each of them has different message to the audience, such as ™Sarang-ga∫, that come from Chunhyangga Pansori, which is a love song. Pansori used to be performed throughout the day as entertainment for a banquet or celebration for passing a government exam but, now, Pansori is usually held for three to eight hours.

 

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