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Musical documentary on Korean immigrants in Hawaii to premiere at HIFF

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - This year marks the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the first Korean immigrants in Hawaii, and a new musical documentary being screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival this Thursday commemorates their journey and survival.

Jinyoung Lee Won, director and producer of “Songs of Love” from Hawaii, and Hawaii Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Ignace “Iggy” Jang, joined HNN’s Sunrise Weekends to give us a sneak peek.

Other musicians featured in the film are Keola Beamer, Richard Yongjae O’neill and Chee-Yun.

“I received so much from our ancestors and I wanted to share with others through music and I believe we can reach larger audience.. music can really connect people through the language and I wanted inspire people Korean and non-Korean,” Won said.



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