Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Sach'ŏn'ga" Performed by the Lee Ja-ram Band

Noting that her above p'ansori (Korean folk opera), based on Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, "is a newly created work with a modern touch," Miss Lee says, "Maybe after a century, it could become traditional too" — Lee Ja-ram Brings Pansori to Younger Audiences.

"Only five traditional pansori stories survived and the rest perished," says Miss Lee. "The artistic spirit, zeitgeist and the musical tastes of a time when diversity existed have disappeared, and only a few works remain. I would love to revive pansori as a genre of music, reviving its power to entertain ears, eyes and mind."

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Blogger Procopius said...

From the Wiki for the Play: "economic systems determine a society's morality": it seems to me that this one line encapsulates the intellectual division between the modern mentality as embodied in the thought of Marx and Keynes, from the older tradition as embodied in Aristotle, the scholastics, and Rothbard that "a society's morality determines the economic system"

My girlfriends personal observation of the economic collapse of the Ukraine in the 1990 seems to support the classical observation, the written rules of the economy under which she lived were rewritten almost overnight, but the morality of the society at all levels was unable to create a functioning capital market.

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