50 Years of Korea-Colombia Ties
Colombia was the sole Latin American nation to aid South Korea during the Korean War, and the ties that were formed with the sacrifices of its soldiers are still going strong 50 years later. Cooperation between the two nations includes cultural and economic fields. 60% of all household appliances used in Colombia are made by Korean manufacturers, and 90% of taxis are Korean cars.
Recently, the amount of bilateral exchanges in the field of broadcast content is increasing, a field that is proving to be a growing economic force.
The Growing popularity of K-Pop
K-pop has taken the world by storm, and Colombia is no exception!
The Korean boy band U-KISS became the first Korean artist to perform in Colombia's Evento 40 pop concert, the largest of its kind in the country. Moreover, there are audition reality shows in which contestants battle to show their best K-pop skills, and hope to visit Korea for themselves.
What makes K-pop so appealing in Colombia?
Arirang Prime looks into the economical, cultural and social aspects that have brought Korea and Colombia together for the past 50 years.