It’s official now: During the following year I will blog for the Jeonju International Sori Festival (전주세계소리축제). Their blog is called “소리타래” (soritarae), which literally means “a bunch of sound”—bunch as in “bunch of garlic” and sound as in pansori.
The subtitle “소리한상가득” could be translated as “a dinner table full of sound”, referring to the large number of different side dishes Jeolla-do is famous for. As both titles suggest, the blog features an eclectic series of articles on music, both from Korea and abroad (with, you guessed it, a special focus on pansori), as well as guide to restaurants and other places to go in Jeonju.
My first post which I wrote in English under the title “Pansori meets Comedy” has just been translated into Korean and uploaded:
It is about the great show But:too (코믹 버라이어티 판소리 바투) which I saw this April (see my earlier announcement). Expect to see a new article from me about twice a month over there—I hope that I can add a dish or two to this great meal.
Update: My second article about a fabulous open-air pansori performance in the Bukchon Hanok Village (April 28th) has just been uploaded. Also, the English (original) version appears side-a-side under the category “소리를 그려내다” (“drawing out the sound”).
— 8 April 2012 (日)