Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Second Insa-dong Street Soripan (인사동 거리소리판2)

It seemed as if even more people than last time listened to the second Street Soripan in Insa-dong! The program was diverse as usual, with regulars Park Tae-o (박태요) and Jo Sang-min (조상민) providing pansori songs, drum beats, and some … Continue reading

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They’re Alive! First Insa-dong Street Soripan after Ten Years (인사동 거리소리판1)

Perfect timing! On Easter Sunday, a small street performance in bustling Insa-dong (인사동 거리 소리판) gave hope that the Ttorang Gwangdae (또랑광대) are not (yet) history. Well, they are already pansori history, after ten years. But this first step might … Continue reading

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Lines of Grass 풀줄: Two Poems on the Roots Far Away?

Standing in the subway this morning, I came across an interesting poem, on the screen of my phone. It was the title that made me read it twice: “Das Gras” (The Grass, 풀) is almost similar* to Korean “participant” poet … Continue reading

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