아리랑

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Live 4th May 2019 at Wairarapa TV May Music Marathon

Banjo rendition of a Korean folk tune 아리랑 (“Arirang”).  The banjo is not typically found in Korean music – this would normally be played on a gayageum.

I first learned 아리랑 in 2007, while living (employed teaching English) in South Korea. Here’s a contemporaneous version, live in Busan with Cylvi M.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries?list=PL26D01AF2105C675D&w=350&h=182]

Living and travelling in Asia exposed me to all kinds of new sounds and ideas – my world’s been bigger for it ever since. I took the banjo with me.

First Time Around: East Asia was an attempt to work with Asian sounds (from six different countries). It was made of field recordings edited into compositions.

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