Intrepid Girl Reporter


Sunday, 5/18: also
May 18, 2008, 3:09 pm
Filed under: music

I forgot to mention this: so my former boss at the Embassy, who was a PC volunteer here in the 1970s, was talking today about a woman named Yang Hee Eun. Apparently, according to her, Yang Hee Eun was the Joan Baez of Korea. A little Googling reveals this:

first flower power, then democracy.

A little more Googling reveals that apparently Korea had a burgeoning psychedelia/folk/rock scene in the 1970s, and the only people who seem to care enough about it to write about it in English for me are Belgian DJs. In the country of Big Bang, the possibility of this culture seems almost preposterous. I have a new quest.*

*Because I have time for that sort of thing.

And since we’re on the topic of Korea and democratization, here’s something I never heard about in history class.

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