Friday, June 26, 2009

Korean Changgo Drum Solo

VOAVideo: Korean Changgo Drum Solo

Sul-changgo is a musical composition that integrates farmers' band rhythms from different areas in Korea. The piece starts with the slow rhythm of Da-Seu-Rim, and eventually leads to the fast, high-energy rhythm of Hwi-Mori. Sul-Changgo is a great example of the broad rhythmic range and varying rhythms of the changgo used in a traditional farmers band. Sebastian Wang is the Director of the Korean Percussion Ensemble at the University of Maryland. This clip is from the May 6, 2009 celebration of VOA's Diversity Day.

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