Trot singer, professor promote film ‘Arirang’ to mark Independence Movement Day

Professor Seo Kyung-duk, left, and trot singer Song Ga-in / Courtesy of Seo Kyung-duk

Trot singer Song Ga-in and Seo Kyung-duk, a professor at Sungshin Women’s University and activist known for promoting Korea overseas, have joined hands to promote the 1926 movie, “Arirang” and its creator Na Woon-gyu, in celebration of the country’s March 1 Independence Movement Day. They released a four-minute video introducing “Arirang” and Na on Thursday as part of KB Kookmin Bank’s Long Live Korean Independence campaign. The campaign, launched in 2019, intends to shed light on Korea’s independence movement against Japanese colonial rule (1910-45).

Known for its patriotic message, “Arirang” is named after the country’s traditional folk song, which was registered on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list in 2012.”‘Arirang’ embodies the Korean soul and is now captivating the world beyond Korea,” Song said in the video. She rose to fame after her appearance in the 2019 audition show “Ms. Trot for Tomorrow.” The video notes that “bonjo arirang,” one of the most well-known versions of arirang from Gyeonggi Province, is the theme song of the movie, which was directed by Na. He also made an appearance in 토토사이트 his film.

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