Marshall R. Pihl: The Korean Singer of Tales

by Philip Gowman on 17 April, 2006

in Books on Music, Books on traditional culture

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Read this before watching Im Kwon-Taek’s Sopyonje. It’s a useful introduction to Pansori styles and rhythms, and contains a translation of the Shimchong-ga, the story of Blind Man Shim and his filial daughter. A number of excerpts from this story is performed in the film and it helps to know the story a bit.

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