South Korea, 1995, Korean folk

조공례 [Cho Gongrye]대지의 창: Slow rhythms, loose percussion, rusty strings, and warbling vocals of confidence and defiance paint an authentic picture of rural Korean life where regional cultural differences run as deep as blood, and like all genuine folk music, these performances are inextricably linked with the daily, ritualistic events of daily village life, such as visiting a woman’s home before she gives birth to purify the domicile. An aged voice never had more vigor.

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