‘Morning Yard’ Jang Myung-jin, a rapper from North Korea, “Thank you for not letting go of your hand when crossing the Tuman River”

[Reporter Yang So-young on the Daily Economy Star Today]

Jang Myung-jin mentioned the moment she thanked her mother.

In KBS1’s ‘Morning Yard’, which aired on the 28th, the ‘2020 Culture Impressive Grand Prize’ was drawn in ‘Myeongbulheojeon’.

Jang Myung-jin, a rapper from North Korea, who was appeared on a TV show, ‘My Neighbor Charles’, received a ‘flight for a dream’. Jang Myung-jin said, “Thank you so much. I am honored to give you a big prize for ‘Morning Yard’. In the future, my dream is to keep my mother healthy and live happily in Korea for a long, long time.”

Also, Jang Myung-jin said, “I have a meal, rap, and occasionally broadcast. It’s nice to be able to do what I can. I think it’s great freedom to be able to freely talk about the stories, hurts, and present that you want to say in Korea. I like rap, and in the future, I will prepare familiar and soft rap lyrics for my mother.”

Jang Myung-jin’s mother, Kim Gyeong-hee, recalled the time of defection and said, “Because I couldn’t let my child suffer from hunger, I decided to cross the Tuman River with children. In February, the riverbank slightly melted. When I crossed the Tuman River, I went across the bank and fell into the water. A Chinese man brought Chinese bread for us, but my children ate the bread even though their pants were frozen. When I remember that time, I cry. When I was in China, I didn’t have a status, so my children couldn’t go to school and hospital. I felt sorry for losing my country. So after coming to South Korea. I am living happily now and I am grateful every moment.”

When asked about the moment he was grateful to his mother, Jang Myung-jin expressed his heartfelt feeling, saying, “I am grateful for bringing me to a free Republic of Korea when I crossed the Tuman River at the age of 12 without leaving my hand and crossing safely.”


Photo|Capture of KBS broadcasting screen

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