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Master musician was ‘the father of modern Korean music’

Few can claim to have engineered the preservation and advanced the forward momentum of a nation’s traditional music. Korean master musician Hwang Byung-ki did both. Many consider Hwang, a master of the stringed instrument the gayageum, “the father of modern Korean music”— a mandate that now passes on to his disciples following his sudden passing […]

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