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Arirang: Korean Song and Dance Ensemble

Arirang: Korean Song and Dance Ensemble

Arirang, the Korean Song and Dance Ensemble, perform an assortment of traditional Korean songs. The “Boatman’s Song,” from the Korean opera Shim Chung, is derived from a Korean folktale about a young maiden and her devotion to her blind father, whom she helps regain his sight. Other tracks of interest include the “Boat Song of Ko-Je Island,” with its rhythmic ending, and the close harmonies and beautiful vocals of the “Song of Ja-Jin-San.” Rich in artistry and musicality, this album is a valuable piece of Korean musical culture and history.

Sources: http://www.sejongsociety.org/korean_theme/korean_folk_tales/shim_chong.html (folktale of Shim Chung/Shim Chong)

Track Listing

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Arirang Kuktan Arirang 4:06
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102
Taryung Kuktan Arirang 2:30
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103
Song of the Kyung Bok Palace Kuktan Arirang 2:11
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104
Boatman's Song from the Opera "Shim Chung" Kuktan Arirang 4:12
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105
Ong-Hai-Ya Kuktan Arirang 3:34
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106
Bae-Da-Rae-Ki Kuktan Arirang 4:05
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201
Boat Song of Ko-Je Island Kuktan Arirang 2:27
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202
Farmer's Song Kuktan Arirang 5:29
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203
Song of Shin Ko San Kuktan Arirang 4:12
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204
Kang-Kang-Soo-Wol-Nae Kuktan Arirang 3:20
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Song of Ja-Jin-San Kuktan Arirang 4:08
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