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Jwasuyeong Eobang Nori
Suyeong Nongcheong Nori
 
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  introduction structure
Suyeong Nongcheong Nori begins with the signal from a leader called Yeonggaksu. Then, men and women of Nongcheong come together with their own farming tools. With the farmer's folk band in the lead and two plow oxen at the head of a procession, members are dancing and going to work. After completing plowing at the rice field, men level the rice field with rakes and dig with spades. Meanwhile, women remove young rice plants from the seedbed, while singing the rice-transfer song. They are also planting rice, while singing the rice-planting song. In the yard, men are threshing barley with flails. Then, they have lunch during a recess. When men are weeding the rice paddy and singing songs, women are also digging up weeds at the levee of a rice paddy and doing other sundry jobs. In addition, they split into two groups, Dong and Seo Nongcheongs, to get bull fighting. Then, they are enjoying the farm music to pray for a rich year and ending the whole process with dancing and singing wildly called Pangut.
Leader's Signals
① Gathering: one long signal to each direction (north, south, east and west)
② Working: one long signal and one short signal
③ Lunch time: one short signal and one long signal
④ End: two short signals
⑤ Emergency: one long signal and three short signals
 
Farming songs
 Pul Norae
Pul Norae
 
 Garae Sori
Garae Sori
 
 Mojjigi Sori
Mojjigi Sori
 
 
 Mosimgi Sori
Mosimgi Sori
 
 Boritajak Sori
Boritajak Sori
 
 Gimmaegi Sori
Gimmaegi Sori
 
 Bull Fighting
Bull Fighting
 
 Chingching Sori
Chingching Sori

Features and value
There are many traditional folk songs. However, farming songs are especially of importance. With the development of machine civilization, the agricultural technology has been greatly changed and most traditional farming songs have disappeared. As more people have went to cities, agricultural communities have been destroyed and many agricultural cultures, including folk songs, have rapidly disappeared. Therefore, preservation and transmission of Nongcheong Nori at Suyeong-dong, a completely urbanized district, is of importance to protect national cultures.
 
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