Haemil: Traditional Korean Music and Storytelling

Aug 22nd • 7:30 pm • The Muckenthaler Cultural Center

From early creationist chants to Avengers films, storytelling has come a long way. However, as more whistles and bells have been added— and as storytelling has become more of a generic commodity than a sacred tradition— something may have been lost. Pansori is a 350-ish year-old, traditional, Korean style of storytelling which is performed by a vocalist and a drummer. Though the content of the Pansori songs has subjected to the influences of various governments over the ages, the form itself remains alive and well. Now, the Haemil team will return to Fullerton’s Muckenthaler Center to demonstrate the medium and, through its minimalist facets, break through cultural and historical barriers for modern audiences.

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