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Samulnori Meets Hip Hip at Monumental Concert

(image: Yonhap)

(image: Yonhap)

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire)Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its creation, a performance combining samulnori with “street dance” the likes of hip hop, b-boying, popping, and locking will be held on the lawns of the National Assembly in Yeouido on Sunday.

Titled “All for One, One for All,” the event will be co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the National Assembly’s Education, Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee and the National Assembly Secretariat, and is slated to feature the top artists from both samulnori and street dance.

(image: Yonhap)

(image: Yonhap)

Samulnori is a genre of percussion music which originates in South Korea and is performed with four traditional Korean musical instruments: the kkwaenggwari (small gong), the jing (a larger gong), the janggu (an hourglass-shaped drum), and the buk (a drum).

After making its debut in 1978, the samulnori genre has been appreciated by Koreans and audiences around the world, later growing as a leading force behind the Korean Wave.

The performance is free, and open to all.

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