Local indie artists to release song dedicated to Myanmar's citizens

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Local indie artists to release song dedicated to Myanmar's citizens

A poster in support of the Myanmar's democratization movement from Korean indie singers [KOREAN INDIE ASSOCIATION]

A poster in support of the Myanmar's democratization movement from Korean indie singers [KOREAN INDIE ASSOCIATION]

 
Local indie singers will release a song dedicated to the citizens of Myanmar who are fighting for democracy.  
 
An association of Korean indie musicians that support the democratization of Myanmar announced Thursday that they will be releasing a rock version of “March For the Beloved” on Monday.
 
Thirteen indie singers including Kim Jae-gook from band Ta-Copy, Shin Ga-ram, Park Geun-hong from rock band ABTB, and Vienna Finger from rock band Fishingirls will participate.  
 
The association explained that the artists volunteered to release the song to express their hope for peace in Myanmar and the halt of the military’s violations of human rights.  
 
“March For the Beloved” is a symbolic song representing the Korean democratization movement to memorialize those killed during the May 18 Gwangju Uprising in 1980.  
 
The original composer, Kim Jong-ryul, is said to have readily participated in reconfiguring the indie remake when he heard the artists’ intent.  
 
BY LEE JAE-LIM   [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]  
 
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