Story of Gongsaemi
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⊙ What is Gongsaemi?

There is a spring fountain that surges out from among large boulders at Papa's home town in Jeju Island, South Korea. Name of the man who first discovered this fountain 400 years ago was taken to name it as Gongsaemi, and it has been called so ever since.

▷ Why Name the Troop Gongsaemi?
To our small town during the days without water facilities, Gongsaemi was an invaluable source of water for everyone in town. In hopes that our will and love as a family will never dry out like this spring fountain, our family performance troop was named Gongsaemi.

▷ About Gongsaemi Family Performance Troop
While in search of an activity our entire family can enjoy together, we were motivated by our eldest daughter Minjung's Samulnori she was studying in school. And in June of 2001, Gongsaemi Family Performance Troop set sail under the banner of “Family Samulnori of Love and Hope.” We began under the guidance of our daughter Minjung at first, and then went under official training from the Pungmul Education Center to now live out an exciting life of performances.

Our future plans include further promoting Samulnori through a world tour.


⊙ World of Gongsaemi Music

▷ Musical World of Gongsaemi
Tempering peace in the family through music, contributing in sound social growth by awakening warm love for families in the audiences, and to perform street performances that are free from time and place for the socially estranged: these are our goals.

▷ Gongsaemi Performance
① Utdari Samul
Comprised of 7Chae, 6chae, Madangsamchae, and Jjaksoi from Gyeonggi and Chungcheong provinces, this piece sees heavy use of K'kwaenggwari , a small gong . The soft and yet detailed melodies of this tune just adds to its fun with the trade off of gong sounds being Utdari Samul's most decisive flavor.

② Yeongnam Samul
Comprised of Gilgunak, Bangilgunak, Dutboige Game, Byeoldalgeori, and Ssangjinpulee from Jinju and Samcheonpo areas of Gyeongsang province, this piece is full of powerful and vibrant sounds.

A sudden outburst of a chorus line in the middle of Byeoldalgeori is surprising, yet fun.

③ Seoljanggo
Seoljanggo is comprised of the most notable JangGo tunes of all traditional Korean peasant music.

④ Seungmubuk
Master Lee Maebang's Seungmubuk melody.

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