If you have attended a Korean program offered by one of the language institutes in South Korea, during the cultural experience classes, you might have got the chance of learning samulnori (사물놀이) , the Korean traditional percussion music. The well-known Korean show, NANTA, has also incorporated samulnori in its performance. Let’s talk about samulnori in this blog post. Continue reading
Q: Which song is regarded as the unofficial national anthem of Korea?
A: Arirang (아리랑).
Significance of Arirang to Koreans
Arirang is a very popular traditional folk song among Koreans – virtually all Koreans, whether in South Korea, North Korea or abroad, can sing at least part of this song. As a result, it has the power to unite all Koreans. Throughout history, Koreans has sung it in both times of happiness and sorrow and this song is deeply rooted in the emotions of Koreans. Continue reading