Singer Song Ga-in promotes UNESCO Cultural Heritage ‘Arirang’

연합뉴스 / 2022-01-29 10:00:41
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▲ This photo, captured from the YouTube video, shows Song Ga-in singing "Arirang" in the start of the clip. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

▲ This photo, captured from the YouTube video, shows foreigners singing "Arirang." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

▲ This photo, provided by Seo Kyung-duk, shows singer Song Ga-in (right) and Professor Seo Kyung-duk (left). (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

 

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Yonhap) -- Singer Song Ga-in will promote the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, "Arirang."

According to the Cultural Heritage Administration, "Arirang" promotional videos planned by Professor Seo Kyung-duk of Sungshin Women's University, starring Song Ga-in, and co-produced by the Cultural Heritage Administration and the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation have been spreading through social media since Jan. 26

Song appeared in the two-minute video (youtu.be/r3ek90WAb1s), sang "Arirang" and also participated in the narration. The clip was also subtitled in English (youtu.be/RmCQKWmn03Y).

The video begins with Song singing “Arirang” in the studio.

“'Arirang' is the most well-known Korean folk song on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List, that reflects the sentiments of Korean people and one of the leading Korean cultural symbols most widely shared,” explains Song. 


Song says, “A whopping 3,600 variations of 60 different versions. The reason how there could be so many variations of a single song is because of the uniqueness that only 'Arirang' has,” adding, “An extremely simple structure and various universal themes of humankind, a song that goes well with any genre and is loved by people of all times and regions.”

“The creativity and freedom contained in the short melody go beyond Korea and have touched the hearts of people around the world. The song of comfort and hope that have been with Koreans in the time of happiness and sorrow now resonates as a healing melody for mankind who has gone through a period of pain and suffering,” introduces Song.

“When we sing together, the value of tradition continues. The value of doing together. Let’s keep it going,” emphasizes Song in the end of the video. 

 

 

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