Skip main navigation

New offer! Get 30% off one whole year of Unlimited learning. Subscribe for just £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only. T&Cs apply

Find out more

Transformation of pansori

As the esthetic form of pansori shifted to suit the tastes of the aristocratic class, the master singers’ social reputation rose, which can also be said to be the most …

How to express poetry in song

In this video, you will listen to a vocalist explain how poetry is expressed as a song in the genre of ‘Sijo’, and enjoy the ‘Sijo’. Check out the performance …

Sijo’s evolution

The place where sijo was learned and sung was called a sijo-bang, a meeting place among amateur sijo enthusiasts. Sijo bang were commonly found in any normal village. and sijochang …

This week’s introduction

From the Shilla Dynasty until today, Koreans have created and sang various styles of poetry unique to Koreans. Hyangga of the Silla Dynasty, songs of the Goryeo Dynasty, and Sijo …

Preface

Arirang, “the song of the Korean people,” is a representative folksong that expresses Korean sentiments. The Korean people emigrating overseas remember Arirang as the “memory of the home country,” and …

This week’s introduction

This week, we will learn ‘Korean Folk song’. Folk songs are very closely related to the daily life of Koreans. Koreans sang on a daily basis for the exhaustion of …

The Significance of Ye-ak Politics

The kings of the Joseon dynasty all pursued politics grounded in Confucian ideology, so called ye-ak. King Sejong made a great contribution not only in making new music but also …