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Korean musicians perform to mark ASEAN-South Korea ties

Update: July, 05/2014 - 11:30
Korean artists thrill Vietnamese audience with a performance of traditional music.

HCM CITY (VNS)— South Korean singer An So Eun and the Chungnam Gukak Orchestra performed traditional Korean music and thrilled the audience at HCM City's Ben Thanh Theatre on Thursday night by singing Viet Nam Que Huong Toi (Viet Nam, My Homeland) as part of celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-South Korea relations.

"Korea Fantasy – Sound, Dance and Performance" featured folk music from some South Korean provinces like Gyeonggi, Namdo, and Samulnori based on percussion rhythms.

The artists performed Pansori, often referred to as Korean Opera, in which a singer and a drummer tell a themed story.

The genre was recognised as one of the 28 intangible world heritages by UNESCO in 2003.

Gukak Chungnam Orchestra, established in 1990, has performed at over 1,600 concerts, and is one of that country's leading art troupes.— VNS

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