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At Daegu Stadium on October 15th, Seohyun and Super Junior’s Donghae will be singing the theme song of the ’2011 Asia Song Festival’.
The theme song for the ’2011 Asia Song Festival’ entitled ‘Dreams Come True’ which is a masterpiece of famous composer, Jo YoungSoo will be released as digital single on October 11th. The theme song can be easily sung and it contains bright and cheerful melody, which matches well with Seohyun and Donghae’s voices.
Proceeds from the sales will be donated in full through UNICEF to help the children who are suffering in famine-stricken in East African countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti. The theme song will be performed by Seohyun and Donghae as well as all the participating artistes at the finale of the ’2011 Asia Song Festival’.
Seohyun said, “I think it’s very meaningful to me that I’m able to help children in famine affected regions in East Africa through my talents”. Donghae, on the other hand said, “I’m honored to be able to sing the theme song of ‘Asia Song Festival’ that conveys the message about the dream and hope of not only Asia but also the whole world. I hope many people will enjoy the music and it will be great that we could show our love towards the children who are suffering in the famine affected areas in East Africa”.
Co-organizer of the ’2011 Asia Song Festival’, Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange (KOFICE) stated, “We are thankful to Seohyun and Donghae who responded to the love they received from fans around the world by contributing their talents. In the future, their huge contribution on cultural exchange as UNICEF envoys is very much anticipated. Also, together with the top stars from each Asian countries, we hope that ‘Asia Song Festival’ would become a well-known international charity music event in Asia that delivers melody of hope”.
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban KiMoon, SNSD, as well as other Hallyu stars will be joining hands and working together to help African children.
The Korean Red Cross Society and Korean UNICEF committee will be launching the ‘Help African Children’ project at Seoul Plaza Hotel on August 12th.
According to Korean Red Cross Society on August 9th, the event will involve participation from UN Secretary-General Ban KiMoon, SNSD, f(x), SHINee and other SM Entertainment’s Hallyu stars, Korea’s national swimmer Park TaeHwan, marathoner Lee BongJoo, actors and actresses such as Kim YoonJin, Shin HyunJoon and other well-known Korean stars.
To kick off the campaign, Ban KiMoon’s message to request support for Africa is echoed through the slogan ‘Together For Africa’.
During the next 3 months, there will be donations and fund raising activities in support of the children of Africa, according to Red Cross representatives. About $5 million is expected to be raised from this campaign.
Through the funds raised, emergency relief activities could be carried out to help African children through the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement as well as UNICEF.