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 10. Minyo on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 on the KCCLA YouTube channel.
The tenth and last episode of series is 'Minyo.' Minyo means ‘folksong’. Minyo has different types of songs depending on who sang, the lyrics and techniques varied. There were songs that only professionals sang and songs that commoners enjoyed. Also, the style of singing was different by region. Japga is performed by professional minyo singers that sing in the style of the Gyeonggi region.
'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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