Military Songs, Big Band & Dance
At the border area of Cheorwon, the most commonly sung song is probably buried at the collapsed Nodongdangsa (former Korean Workers’ Party Headquarters). This battle hymn, made popular through a 1990s soldier TV show, tells of Cheorwon’s regional character and history. The song that originated with soldiers risking their lives during wartime has come to carry another social context during the long armistice period. Through this military song’s recontextualization, the project introduces the experience of this area called Cheorwon.
Military music arrangements by Jang Yeong-gyu (Uhuhboo Project, Inalchi Pansori Project, Ssing Ssing) will be performed by singers Kim Sawol, Kim Haewon, Kim Jiwon (Billy Carter vocalist) and Baek Hyunjin, transporting listeners to a whole new world with a backing brass band and the explosively powerful moves of contemporary dance group Ambiguous Dance Company. This project tells of a new peace, one that overcomes the tragic memory of the Korean War and discovers present-day Cheorwon.