World Ch. Schedule : KST
* Date : 2022-01-31
K-pop began catching on throughout Asia in the 1990s, and “Gangnam Style” by Psy sparked a massive worldwide “Hallyu” or Korean Wave. More recently, South Korean artists such as BTS and BlackPink have garnered popularity around the world! Now K-pop has become a force in the international music scene! The way that Koreans enjoy music has also played an important role in this success. Korean concertgoers love to participate in music performances by singing along to the songs and cheering in unison, which are rooted in underlying emotions of the nation called “han” or grudge and “heung,” which means excitement. These feelings are the foundation supporting the development of K-pop music and Korean stage performances, and it has also have won the hearts of foreign musicians and music fans around the world. In this episode, viewers will see the various viewpoints of musicians, fans, and music critics regarding Korean music culture, which is the pillar behind K-pop's success. You will also hear insights on the direction of Korean music culture and how it will develop together with K-pop in the future.