Singers to honor Gwangju Democratic Uprising through song

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Singers to honor Gwangju Democratic Uprising through song

The rearranged version of "March for the Beloved" will be revealed on May 18. [KBS]

The rearranged version of "March for the Beloved" will be revealed on May 18. [KBS]

Local singers will release new music to honor the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Gwangju Democratic Uprising which falls on May 18, starting with a rearranged version of “March for the Beloved.”  

 
KBS will reveal a version of the song, titled “2020 March for the Beloved” during a special documentary about the Gwangju Uprising that will air on KBS1 at 7:40 p.m. on May 18.  
 
Songwriter Kim Hyung-suk took the helm for rearranging the song, and singer Lee Eun-mee lent her voice for the song.  
 
“March for the Beloved” was composed by Kim Jong-ryul in 1981 and has been considered to be the song to honor those sacrificed during the Gwangju Uprising ever since, sung at official events.  
 
Folk singer Ahn Chi-hwan will also release a new song to remember the historical event, titled “When Spring Comes” on Friday.
 
His agency A&L Entertainment announced that the song’s lyrics are from the poem “Song” penned by Kim Jun-tae, who also wrote the poem “Ah Gwangju, Korea’s Cross” on the Gwangju Uprising.  
 
“I hope this song becomes a song that remembers the proud history of Gwangju and us, as hurtful as the month of May is,” Ahn said.
 
BY YOON SO-YEON [yoon.soyeon@joongang.co.kr]
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