World ? Asia ? South Korea

Nangye Traditional Music Festival

Aug - Sep 2009 (annual)
Hours: Various
Cost: Various
Link: Nangye Traditional Music Festival on Yeongdong Website
The Nangye Traditional Music Festival in Yeongdong has been held every year since 1967, commemorating one of the three great masters of traditional music, Nangye Park Yeon.
Visitors to the festival jump at the chance to play and even make traditional Korean musical instruments under the guidance of members of the Nangye Korean Traditional Music Orchestra. The main events are the National Traditional Music Contest and concerts by the spectacular Nangye Traditional Music Troupe.

Nangye Park Yeon made traditional Korean string, wind and percussion instruments, gave excellent performances using these and is considered a master of Korean music for evolving the basic notation of the 12-tone scale.
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