Question: What do Korean Pansori and Homer’s Odyssey have in common?
Answer: Both of them originated as a form of storytelling oral literature.
Pansori (판소리) is a type of Korean storytelling traditional music performed by a singer and a drummer. As Pansori began as a form of oral tradition, it is difficult to trace its origin. However, it is believed that Pansori originated from narrative shaman songs in south-western Korea in the 17th century. Continue reading