Friday, January 22, 2010

Hwang Byŏnggi Performs Hŭimori on the Korean Zither, 1966

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Anonymous Samer said...

Some qanoun, the Arabic zither:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOjeypR0GrI (between 1:40 and 2:10)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKhKNL6MZgo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY5e9c3TzEs

4:06 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Thanks, Samer. Very good music.

Arabs gave us the name "Korea" from the old "Goryeo." They gave Koreans their local alcohol, "soju," still known as "anakju" in North Korea. Maybe they gave Koreans the Zither as well.

My wife's hometown folkloric hero is Cheoyong, who was most likely an Arab who settled in these parts more than a 1000 years ago.

7:45 PM  

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