The first Global Peace Concert will be held in the Philippines. The One K concert will feature KPOP superstars CN Blue, SHINee and PSY, they will be joined other K-Pop groups such as AOA, BTOB, B.A.P and B1A4.
The One K concert in Manila is happening on March 2, 2017 at the MOA Arena at 7PM.
Despite on-going hostilities and unrelenting North Korean nuclear aggression, a civic-led movement continues to voice stronger calls for an end to the post-war schism that persisted in the Korean peninsula for more than 70 years.
Known as the One K Global campaign, this civic movement is taking its campaign to a global level as a means of rallying international support for Korean unification.
“Unifying Korea is about forging long-term peace and creating new opportunities in the peninsula, East Asia, and throughout the world. Bringing the two Koreas back together would be tough but we can and should make it happen,” said Action for Korea United (AKU) Co-Chairman In-teck Seo.
For the One K Global Campaign, the best possible way to end these dire scenarios is to realize the “One Korea” dream.
To make the “One Korea” vision a reality, the One K Global Campaign taps on the sweeping effects of hallyu or the Korean wave, which saw K-Pop music as a global phenomenon that the Internet helped create.
“We are taking our efforts to the international scene and we are proud to be working with artists who are helping us spread the message through their music,” Seo said.
In 2015, more than 30 K-pop artists supported the One K concert at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. The concert featured the unification song, “One Dream, One Korea,” which earned more than 13 million new YouTube impressions from over 200 countries.
The campaign plans to go global this year with another song like the United Support of Artists for Africa’s 1985 hit “We Are the World.” Grammy Winners Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will help compose the new anthem of the unification campaign.
A concert tour promoting the campaign is also scheduled to take place in countries like China, US, and Russia. The concert tour’s Manila leg is happening on March 2 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.