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n. A traditional Korean style of narrative song, in which a single performer is accompanied by a drummer


Pansori (, also spelled p'ansori) is a Korean genre of musical storytelling performed by a vocalist and a drummer. The music is usually performed by one sorikkun (, a singer) and one gosu (a drummer playing a barrel drum called buk ). The term pansori is derived from pan (, meaning "a place where many people gather"), and sori (, meaning "sound"). UNESCO proclaimed the pansori tradition a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on November 7, 2003.