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Nah Youn Sun on reducing an audience to tears

Nah Youn-sun

LKL’s favourite jazz singer, Nah Youn Sun, fresh from singing at Park Geun-hye’s inauguration talks to the JoongAng Daily about her career, about her new album, Lento, which will be released in the UK in April, and about singing Arirang to foreign audiences:

To my surprise, audiences, regardless of their nationality, shed tears while listening to our performances. Many Koreans don’t believe it when I tell them but they really cry. That’s the charm of “Arirang.” Some say it makes them homesick and some say it brings them memories of the old days.

Her Kangwondo Arirang has that effect on me every time.

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