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Korean musicians perform to mark ASEAN-RoK ties

Republic of Korea’s singer An So Eun and the Chungnam Gukak Orchestra performed traditional Korean music and thrilled the audience at Ho Chi Minh City's Ben Thanh Theatre on July 3 night by singing Viet Nam Que Huong Toi (Viet Nam, My Homeland) as part of celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-RoK relations.

 "Korea Fantasy – Sound, Dance and Performance" featured folk music from some RoK provinces like Gyeonggi, Namdo, and Samulnori based on percussion rhythms.

The artists performed Pansori, often referred to as Korean Opera, in which a singer and a drummer tell a themed story.

The genre was recognised as one of the 28 intangible world heritages by UNESCO in 2003.

Gukak Chungnam Orchestra, established in 1990, has performed at over 1,600 concerts, and is one of that country's leading art troupes.

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