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Korean musicians grab attention at this year's SXSW Updated: 2016-03-18 22:48:34 KST

Who wouldn't want to dazzle a huge crowd with their musical talents?
Some young Korean bands have seen their dreams come true at the 30th annual "South By South West" in Austin, Texas one of the top three biggest music festivals in the world.
K-pop fans don't mind waiting to see what they have to offer.

"In high school, some girls showed it to me and I was like this. I listen to other countries, their music."

"The dancing, I really like the dancing a lot because me and my friends can get together and dance it as well and learn it."

A total of seven teams handpicked by the music director of South By South West are performing this year.
They come from various music backgrounds including rock, heavy metal, dance, and R&B.

"My favorite song of the night was Mamamoo. I love that."

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Do you want to work with them?

"Yes, as soon as possible. They are amazing. I definitely want to work on their next project."

Apart from Mamamoo and Zion-T, the other Korean musicians aren't household names, even in Korea.
For these rising stars, it's a great chance to stand out as producers and music industry big-wigs are among the audience on the look-out for the next great hit.

"It was such a great opportunity to share our music. I hope we can get some more publicity by showing our performances."

The Korea Creative Contents Agency hopes to bring more K-pop musicians to South By South West next year to promote Korea's alternative music culture to the world.
Kim Ji-yeon, Arirang News.

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