"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."