Korean Percussion Ensemble

Korean Percussion Ensemble

10th Anniversary of Samulnori at UMD
Saturday, April 20, 2019 . 7:30 PM

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Experience the vibrant beat of samulnori. This modern incarnation of traditional Korean folk music celebrates harvest time and provides a lively soundtrack to dancing. The ensemble is comprised of four types of percussion instruments—an hourglass drum, a barrel drum, a small gong and a large gong. Each represents a natural element—wind, rain, clouds and lightning.

Under the direction of Sebastian Wang, the concert is performed by the UMD Korean Percussion Ensemble, alongside a small core of professional musicians, exhibiting some of the great samulnori repertoire.