Korea - Land of the Morning Calm: The Music of Shaman Rituals
presented by Peter Duffy (30 March 2003)

"When local shamans sing Changbu-Taryong, it's so exciting! They change the text and the time so it's different each time." - Hwang Byungki. The music of shaman rituals is driven by sublime percussion combined with various melodic instruments and the listeners may feel the urge to begin dancing around their rooms chanting to ancestral spirits. Shamanism is still practiced in modern Korean society and the musical works serve important functions in the ritual ceremonies. This presentation features a number of pieces from the world of the shaman, including vocal songs and instrumental pieces.

Playlist:
1. Sinawi
2. Four shaman songs (east coast, Seoul, Northwest region, northwest region)
3. Changbu-Taryong & Norae-Karak
"Kyonggi Sori Performed by Chon Tae-Yong", TOPCD-031, JIGU Records, Seoul
4. Sinawi
"An Invitation to Korean Music", SBCD-4439, Seoul Records Inc., Korea
5. Kyonggi Sinawi
"Kyonggi Sori Performed by Chon Tae-Yong", TOPCD-031, JIGU Records, Seoul
6. Daegum Sanjo
"Anthology of Korean Traditional Music", Song Eum Record Co., Seoul
7. Komungo Sanjo
"Selections of Korean Music", JIGU Records, Seoul

Links:
http://www.korea.net/