Two Filipina singers have joined Peabo Bryson and other artists in recording a song that calls for the reunification of South and North Korea.
“Korean Dream” has been recorded by Bryson, South Korea’s Jung Dong-ha and Voisper, Lauren Evans, Korean-Australian singer Dami Im, along with Filipino artists Sabrina Orial and Zendee Rose Tenerefe, according to One K Media Group.
Bryson is known for singing the Disney songs “Beauty and the Beast” and “A Whole New World.”
“I recorded something special for One Korea,” Orial said in a Facebook post dated June 21.
The new reunification song will be released on Aug. 15 to mark the 72nd anniversary of South Korea’s National Liberation Day.
It was on Aug. 15, 1948, that the Republic of Korea was established with Syngman Rhee as first president.
The song was first unveiled in Manila on March 2 this year during the “One K 2017 Global Peace Concert” that featured K-pop stars SHINee, CNBLUE, B.A.P, B1A4, BTOB, AOA and Psy, and American Grammy-winning songwriters and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
“Our new campaign song reflects the strong need for peace and security, not just in Korea but also around the world,” said In-Teck Seo, co-president of the One K Global Campaign Organizing Committee, told Bulletin Entertainment then.
Seo, Jam and Lewis came up with the idea of launching a new Korean reunification song during a leaders assembly at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City in August last year.
The “Korean Dream” is the second reunification song released by One K Global Campaign. In 2015, the song “One Dream, One Korea,” sung by Yangpa and Na Yoon-kwon, was released.
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