Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the…Republic of Korea
Representative List 2014
EN: Dangsanje Rite of Imsil Pilbong - Nongak is played during the service for village guardian god on the first full moon day of the year.
EN: Treading Yards of Imsil Pilbong - The service is followed by treading the village houses’ courtyards to ward off evil spirits and bring good fortune.
EN: Treading Yards of Gurye Jansu - When treading the yards, village fund is raised for community projects.
EN: Weeding-rice-paddy Pungjang of Hwanggeum-ri, Damyang - People sing and play nongak to work in tune with others when seedling and weeding rice paddies.
EN: Weeding-rice-paddy Pungjang of Hwanggeum-ri, Damyang - People sing and dance to the nongak music betweenwhiles to take rest.
EN: Yeonpungdae Dance by Female Nongak Troupe of Gurye - Yeonpungdae Dance features three overlapping circles, created by rotating dancers, their twirling sangmo hats and the big circle formed by entire dancers.
EN: Ssangomudong of Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi - Omudong refers to the perfonnance of building a human tower formed by one person supporting the other five on top of him, each standing on the other's shoulder. Ssangomudong means double Omudong. It is performed in the middle part of the Korean Peninsula.
EN: Nanjanggut Gilnori of Beopseongpo, Yeonggwang - When a big market is open, Gilnori and Pangut (road rite) are performed by a nongak troupe for promoting the market.
EN: An elementary schoolers’ nongak club of Samcheonpo, Jinju - Elementary schoolers have learned and performed a Pangut ritual native to their region.
EN: Samul Nori -The percussion quartet of nongak playing rhythms adapted for stage performance.