Sponsors / Management
Eumseong-gun Festival Organizing Committee / Eumseong Pumba Festival Planning Committee
Pumba was the word repeated in the songs of street singers, especially when Korea was once impoverished. They strolled around marketplaces or villages seeking food, money, or anything they could get. Pumba doesn’t have a specific meaning but is a language mechanism for keeping a rhythm. These days, the word pumba generally refers to gakseori. These performers do not beg for food or money, but do sing at events or festivals. The Pumba Festival is held in Eumseong every year to celebrate this important part of Korea's modern history.
- Pumba performance (free/paid)
- National Pumba King Contest
- Pumba street parade
* Programs and schedule subject to change
Duration of Performance
Varies by program
Open to visitors of all ages
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