* Date : 2015-10-13
Cha Sang-gu is a Canadian musician who has been in the American music industry for 15 years. He has worked with Elton John, a world-famous English composer and singer, and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, a late R&B artist who has sold 65 million albums and won numerous Grammys with her group TLC.
It was the "Gangnam Style" phenomenon in 2012 that triggered his interest in K-pop and made him discover more about Korea and its culture. Psy caused a global sensation with the song, for which he won more than 25 trophies at music award ceremonies worldwide.
We met with Cha Sang-gu at the Children's Grand Park in Seoul, where some of the scenes of the "Gangnam Style" music video were shot, for an interview. We also went to the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Salon held at the Canadian Embassy in September under theme, "Inspired by Canada" to check out his special lecture. During his presentation, Cha shared his growing passion for Korea and its culture, and presented his single in his non-native language.
Tune into this week's The INNERview to meet Canadian musician Cha Sang-gu who wants to help foreigners discover the charm of Korea through his music.