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Howard, Keith (1989) Bands, Songs and Shamanistic Rituals: Folk Music in Korean Society. Seoul: Royal Asiatic Society.

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An ethnography of music making on Chindo Island, South Korea, based on fieldwork conducted between 1982 and 1984. A division is made between percussion bands (nongak or p'ungmul), songs (for work, entertainment and death) and shaman rituals (in particular Ssikkim kut), their history, current state and preservation. Each genre is considered in its national perspective, tracing histories and uses.

Item Type: Authored Books
Additional Information: 2nd edition published in 1990
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2009 15:01

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