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‘Arirang’ coming to Sochi

The Pyeongchang Olympics are four years away, but sports fans will get a little taste what’s to come on Sunday at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

At the closing ceremonies, several top Korean singers will be teaming up to perform the traditional song “Arirang” as an early promotion for the next Games.

Among those scheduled to take part in the performance are opera singer Sumi Jo, Korean-Japanese pianist and composer Kunihiko Ryo, jazz singer Nah Youn-sun and K-pop singer Lee Seung-Chul.

Ryo, who composed the theme song of the 2002 Busan Asian Games, has put together the performance, mixing a series of Korean songs including “Arirang.”

In addition, dancers from the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company will also take part in the closing ceremonies, under choreographer Ahn Ae-soon.

Although the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee tried to keep the list of participants a secret, the information was leaked by some members of the local music industry.

By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer

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