아리랑 (Arirang) - Korean Folk Song (by SuperTheseus)
“Arirang” (아리랑) is a Korean folk song that is sometimes considered the unofficial national anthem of Korea. It has been registered on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. The international organization highly appreciated that the folk song has been handed down and continuously recreated from generation to generation through various communities. As the lyrical song has been sung for more than 600 years, it is in the heart of not just South Koreans but for those in the North as well. The cultural heritage carrying the title “Arirang” has been recreated in some 3,600 variations, inspiring many literary, cinematic and art works. The song which contains the pathos and sorrow felt throughout history has contributed to rallying unity among Koreans living both at home and abroad.