Performing Arts


Ep 2. Daegeum | English Gugak Series

Date: Wed, Sep 22, 2021 - Wed, Oct 13, 2021
Time: 09:00AM - 05:00PM

The Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles (Wijin Park, Director) and Korean traditional music (Gugak) artist, Seo-Yoon Jang present a special online project, English Gugak Series 'Korean Traditional Music 101 : Sound of Korea' Ep 2. Daegeum

on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 on the KCCLA YouTube channel.

The second episode is 'Daegeum' which is a wind instrument made of bamboo that is played horizontally. According to the folklore of the Kingdom of Shilla, Daegeum was considered a sacred instrument that brought peace to the kingdom and kept their people safe. There is a mouthpiece for blowing in the air and six finger holes. In between, there is a special part called 'cheonggong' an aperture covered with a reed membrane. When this thin layer of the reed is vibrated by breath, it creates a clear yet crispy, chilled sound which gives the instrument its characteristic sound.

'Sound of Korea' is a new series made by KTM101 to introduce Korean traditional instruments and vocal genres. Subscribe for more episodes to be brought to you every other week.

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