Arirang By Nat King Cole

Arirang(아리랑) Is A Representative Folk Song of Korea

It was designated as an intangible cultural heritage of South Korea in December 2012 and was also listed as intangible cultural heritage of humanity by the North Korea in 2014. 

Different versions of Arirang have been transmitted in various regions in Korea. Arirang originated around the Taebaek Mountains in the central part of the Korean Peninsula and gradually spread, with the region of Jeongseon in Gangwon Province becoming its center, eventually becoming the folk song of 80 million Koreans.

In 1964, an American singer, jazz pianist, and actor, Nat King Cole, sang Arirang at the Seoul Civic Center. His voice was so beautiful that I wanted to share it with you today.

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