A History of Korea and Korean Music. The Three Periods. Most historians and scholars separate the history of Korean music into three distinct periods: Ancient Medieval Modern. Samguk Sagi.
Based on religious rites and celebrations
Used to honor nature, particularly the sun, the heavens, and the earth
The Amsa-dong Settlement is a re-imagining of what ancient Korean settlements may have looked like.
The oldest form of Korean music is called sinawi. It developed in the ancient period as a way to communicate stories through song3.
During the occupation of Korea by Japan, Joseon culture was replaced with that of the Japanese.
The courtly presentations of the Korean Joseon were replaced by imperial marches and nationalist Japanese music.
Oftentimes, this music embodied an anti-western attitude along with being pro-Japanese, especially during the height of the Second World War.
DaehanJeguk Aegukga – National Anthem of the Joseon Korean Empire
Current National Anthem
Genres of South Korean music: