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Back in the Early Years of this Century: Kim Myeong-ja’s “Super Wrestling”

When tuning in Gugak Hanmadang (국악한마당) on KBS this Saturday noon, I was surprised to see, besides some rather predictable fusion acts, the great Kim Myeong-ja (김명자), perform her piece “Mrs. Super’s Wrestling Match” (슈퍼댁 씨름대회 출전기). Hae-kyung Um, who’s … Continue reading

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A Madang of Noodle Soup and New Performance Spaces

Perfect timing: The kimchi-tteok-ramyeon were just boiling as the new (the 978th!) episode of Gugak Han Madang (국악한마당) started at 12.10 pm. Founded in 1986, this KBS series is the oldest and most prominent weekly TV show on traditional Korean … Continue reading

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