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.


This is a list of scholars and academics in Korean ethnomusicology who have conducted research on pungmul and samul nori.

United States

  • Donna Lee Kwon, Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology, University of Kentucky
  • Robert Provine, Professor, Ethnomusicology, University of Maryland – College Park

Outside United States



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