Friday, February 23, 2018

Korean folk song "Arirang" at Winter Olympics

A particular Korean folk song called “Arirnag” is getting attention at the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics.

Andrew Keh in the New York Times calls it “A Ubiquitous Tunethat United Koreans” (Friday, February 23, 2018, p. B9). 

It is a slow melody in triple time, sung in unison with high female voices.

Does this music have political significance in North Korea really thinks it can force unification on its terms (maybe without nuclear weapons)? But that sounds like expropriation.
Wikipedia attribution link for p.d. image of Stadium, from Pence’s visit.

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