SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government announced on Sunday plans to allow citizens to propose policy through rap music as part of an event scheduled to be held on Saturday at Gwanghwamun 1st Street.
Dubbed ‘The People’s Rhyme’, the event on Sejong-ro will be held at 7 p.m. on July 1 as part of the ‘People’s Mic’ program, where participants will be allowed to make policy suggestions in the form of rap music.
Any South Korean citizen is eligible to participate by submitting an online form by the end of June.
Those who wish to participate in the event can either upload a recording or video file containing rap music on social media networks using a Korean hashtag for People’s Rhyme (#국민의라임), or send the file via email to email@example.com.
During the event, a concert headline by famous South Korean rappers including MC Meta and Jerry.K will also take place.
“Including young people, we hope many citizens will participate and propose a policy regarding various social issues,” said the special committee behind the political rap event.
Since its opening as a new communications channel to the government in May, hordes of Koreans have visited Gwanghwamun 1st Street to voice their opinions on social issues, a move many see as a symbol of the Moon administration’s effort to maintain open dialogue with the public.
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