Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the pop legend and the 6-time Grammy winners, joined the discussion under the theme of peace and security in Northeast Asia together with representative Han Hwa-gap at the “Strategic Meeting for solving global first challenges” which is the second session of the general assembly of Global Peace Convention 2017.
With the pleasant news that they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to do fruitful work by making a song in the campaign for unification on the Korean Peninsula.
About the power of music, Terry Lewis said, “Music seems to touch the soul of people. It does not matter which language we use, how old we are, and where we live. A great song becomes background music to help people achieve what they want do. It becomes a soundtrack for those who are in love, those who want to marry and those who want to create a world of peace.”
Jimmy Jam stressed that it is important to act in order to realize peace just as posting a positive message on social media, and encouraged the participation and action of the young people by saying, “Everyone has an opinion and can make a positive choice. However, if you do not tell someone, you cannot make any change. Social media is a powerful tool to let people know what we are doing.”
Terry Lewis impressed the audience and received a lot of applause with the lecture where he said, “World peace begins from your home, local community and country where you live. How do we begin? You can begin by caring for people around you. Show a brighter light. Light can change darkness and make it disappear. Be a bright light, not a dim light. Participate actively.”
“ONE K” song produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis was first chorused by K-pop starts at Global Peace Concert 2017.