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"Dulsori" Stages Percussion "Banquet"
Foreigners and local people alike enjoyed Korea's authentic traditional percussion music in a percussion "banquet" thrown in downtown Seoul soon by "Dulsori," a traditional percussion group.

"Dulsori," Korea's unique traditional percussion group, put on the special performance at Munye Theater of the Korean Culture and Art Foundation in Taehangno (College Road) on Feb. 22 and 23.

The performance started at 6 p.m. for a 90-munite run. "Dulsori," which literally means "wild beat," is a song of farmers working in the field.

The performance dubbed "Tao," short for Taoism, was conducted by 20 professional percussionists who entertained its audience with a variety of Korea's traditional musical instruments.

The percussion music was followed by a special off-stage "banquet" in which the performers intermingled with its audience, enjoying traditional dances and plays including tug of war, and drinking together makolli, a traditional rice wine.

"Marronnier" Park in front of the theater was the venue for the festive activities.

"Tao" gave to the audience the feeling that both performers and spectators are the main players of this performance," explained Mr. Yoo-Jung Kim, Dulsori's public relations officer, "We just wanted to narrow the gap between them." "Tao performance was designed to transform the ancient philosophy of Taoism into Korean traditional percussion music," Kim added.

"Dulsori," Korea's top-notch percussion troupe has been staging a myriad of performances including international ones since its inception in 1984. Last year alone "Dulsori" peformed "Tao" over 100 times.

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