November 28, 2007

"When That Day Comes" ... A Song for Korean Reunification

[A music video with English subtitles] Famous K-Pop stars Lee Hyori and others sing together (in a "We Are the World"-like fashion), yearning for the day when Korea is reunited and suggesting the powerful cultural outreach of the universal message of Korean reunification ("we must meet again ... because we are one..."). Most of these singers were born after the Korean division, with no direct experience of the Korean War, so their appeal for Korean reunification transcends generations. "When That Day Comes" is the title of a famous poem by resistance poet Shim Hun. "That Day" meant Korean independence from the Japanese colonialism, but it now can mean the reunification of Korea.

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