Modern Pansori originates from Pansori which is the Korean traditional genre of musical storytelling performed by a singer and a drummer – dynamic music that lives and breathes and not music confined to the ideology of the era and nation. Pansori is recognized and listed by UNESCO World Cultural Heritage as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, and a singular
performance can last up to eight hours with a traditional Pansori singer singing about the beauty of contemporary emotions with Hangul lyrics.
Founded in 2016 by Pansori Vocalist, Song BongGuem, Modern Pansori is built on a blend of traditional and modern experimental and unique musical styles and instruments through the collaboration with classical music, jazz, and other genres. The other members of Modern Pansori are Shineui (DaeGeum), Suji Jeon (piri, taepyongso), Sungsoo Kim (keyboards), Dongil Choi (bass) and
Seongbeom Kang (drums).