Korean Traditional Music Performace

Yesterday we went to a Korean traditional music performance for foreigners residents of Korea. The event was organized by Korea Music Festival and Seoul Selection, and held at the National Palace Museum of Korea, which is inside the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Tickets were free and they gave us lots of free stuff, tee and Korean snacks, pretty good deal, huh? 😀

There were several performances, but the one I really liked was a gayageum solo performed by Gwak Eun-Ah. After that, they performed a pansori, a traditional form of poetical storytelling typical from the southwest of Korea.

If you are in Seoul, the same event will be held again on December 15th at 3:00 PM. I think they organize it every year around the same dates, but I can’t tell for sure.

First performance.

Gwak Eun-Ah with her gayageum.

Pansori performance.