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Songs of Living and Dying: An Evening of Korean Music


Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:00PM - 8:30PM


The Institute for Korean Studies, in co-sponsorship with the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, the Center for Folklore Studies, and the Korean International Student Organization, is honored to host members of the Jindo Folk Performing Arts Company for a performance entitled Songs of Living and Dying: An Evening of Korean Music.

Traditional folk Korean music is a reflection of the old Korea that has largely been overridden by advancing modernity. Still, the remnants of its tunes and lyrics vividly deliver the realities of living and dying, the labor and leisure of the working men and women of the old Korea. Jindo, located in the southwestern tip of the Korean peninsula, has been a major Korean hub of fishing and farming. Its folkloric and ritual heritage still carries a strong ambience of the Korean past. This event showcases songs, dances, and percussions from the Korean southwest including the islands of Jindo in particular. Featured artists include Cho Ohwhan, Preserver of the Jindo island Fishing Song, and Go Mikyoung of Jindo, and Chan E. Park of the OSU Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Admission is free. Q & A to follow.

All are welcome.

Location : US Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union
Contact : Mitchell Lerner

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