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Korean musician rocks the UN

Kim Jong-seo performed at the United Nations headquarters in New York on June 23. The rocker, there to support the seventh UN Public Service Day, sang in an awards ceremony that took place later in the evening.

It marked the first time that a Korean musician has taken the stage at an official UN event. Kim sang a rock ballad called “Father (Abeoji),” a song about the relationship between a father and son. The 44-year-old is currently working on his new mini-album, to be released this month.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was present at the ceremony (pictured together, right), which is held annually to honor individuals and organizations dedicated to public service. The Seoul Metropolitan Government received awards this year for its “Oasis for Ten Million Imaginations” policy and its water quality checkups.

By Lee Hae-joo Contributing writer
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