Arirang is a popular lyrical singing genre performed on various occasions among family, friends and communities, as well as on public occasions and at festivities. Transmitted and recreated orally, it exists in multiple traditional forms as well as symphonic and modern arrangements. Arirang songs typically contain a gentle and lyrical melody and speak about leaving and reunion, sorrow, joy and happiness. They reinforce social relations, thus contributing to mutual respect and peaceful social development.
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