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National Gukak Competition to be Held in Yeongam

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National Gukak Competition to be Held in Yeongam


The 2015 Kim Chang-jo Korean Gukak Contest will be held from April 25th for two days in Yeongam, a city well known as the hometown of Korean traditional Gayageum Music.

The upcoming Gukak contest will be divided into four different categories: elementary, middle, and high school and an adult section and will feature three kinds of Gukak sounds: Gayageum, String and Pipe.

Born in 1856, the great master of Gayageum, Kim Chang-jo, first created Gayageum Sanjo Music, which refers to Gayageum Free Style Solo notes.

The first prizewinner of the Kim Chang-jo Gukak Contest in the Adult Category will be given prize money of 5 million won.






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