Scholarly works on pungmul are not very common, but there are several key works that have provided first-time learners access to cultural perspectives on the tradition.
All documents are uploaded in Adobe’s PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Reader, download it here. Bussell’s thesis and Kwon’s article were previously posted on the website of the National Pungmul Network, a project of the Korean Youth Cultural Center in Oakland, California.
- Bussell, Jennifer L. (1997) (B.A. thesis), “A Life of Sound: Korean Farming Music and its Journey to Modernity”, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago.
- Hesselink, Nathan (2006), P’ungmul: South Korean Drumming and Dance, Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology, Chicago, I.L.: University of Chicago Press, ISBN 978-0-226-33095-2.
- Kwon, Donna Lee (2001), “The Roots and Routes of Pungmul in the United States”, Music and Culture (Korean Society for World Music) 5: 39–65, ISSN 1229-5930.
- Lee, Katherine In-Young (2009), “Pungmul, Politics, and Protest: Drumming During South Korea’s Democratization Movement”, Gugagwon nonmunjip (National Gugak Center) 19: 256–272.
This is a list of scholars and academics in Korean ethnomusicology who have conducted research on pungmul and samul nori.
- Donna Lee Kwon, Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology, University of Kentucky
- Robert Provine, Professor, Ethnomusicology, University of Maryland – College Park
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