093 – Lotus Lantern Parade: 사물노리
Here’s the first in a five or six part series (which I will break from my regular three-times-a-week schedule and post all on consecutive days) on the Lotus Lantern Parade in downtown Seoul last Sunday. It’s a huge cultural event that shut down half of the city and lasted all evening, even if Korea isn’t really a ‘Buddhist country’ anymore (no matter what your travel books say). For all of the recordings of the parade, we were seated along the main road in the Jongno district, near 종각 (Jongak) station.
This isn’t the first Samulnori sample that I’m posted, but I think it’s a lot different than the first one. These weren’t professionals, but the sheer number of people caused for an overwhelming effect. Just a taste of what was to come later in the parade. (093 – Lotus Lantern Samulnori)
Recorded 5/16/10, 7:31PM (local time)