2 Dohee Lee


2 Dohee Lee
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Rooted in Korean farming culture, p’ungmul is a Korean folk music tradition that includes drumming, dancing and singing.  Most performances occur outdoors, with tens of players all in constant motion.  Originally played as a part of farm work, during rural holidays and other village community-building events and shamanistic rituals, p’ungmul today has expanded in meaning and is used in political protest, as a performing art form, and as expression of Korean cultural heritage and pride amongst first, second and 1.5 generation Korean-Americans.