Pansori is a genre of Korean music. It is a vocal and percussional music performed by one sorikkun (a singer) and one gosu (a drummer). The term pansori is derived from pan, meaning "a place where many people gather," and sori, meaning "sound.“ Only five of the original twelve pansori madangs survive today. Those five are Heungbuga, Simcheongga, Chunhyangga, Jeokbyeokga and Sugungga. In a pansori performance, the fan is waved to emphasize the singer's motions and unfolded to announce changes of scene. The gosu gives rhythm not only by beats but also by chuimsae, verbal sounds. A chuimsae can be a simple meaningless vowel, but short words of encouragement are also given. The audience is also supposed to give chuimsae during the performance. why don’t you learn a piece and participate in the performance.
We will hold Pansori performance periodically.