Skip to comments.Can K-pop prove itís got staying power? (South Korea)
Posted on 08/27/2013 9:26:17 PM PDT by TexGrill
K-pop presentation is still in a status where they are being tried out, like a pilot program, to see if this works with the market.
On the Fourth of July near a pier in San Francisco, many people gathered to enjoy the crisp weather by the sea or find a good place to see the fireworks. To entertain them, street performers brought their gigs to the bay, with one of them dancing to Psys globally familiar tune, Gangnam Style.
After the record-setting song, which became the first video to surpass 1 billion views on YouTube, celebrated its first birthday on July 15, Korea has tried to make the most of the spotlight that has been shed on Seouls Gangnam District.
Whether Psy can maintain his popularity with his second EP, Gentleman, or whether he is just posing as an international party boy or a serious musician might not be a factor in evaluating the effect that the rappers fame has brought to Korea.
Rather, it can be argued that the success of Gangnam Style helped put other Korean celebrities on the map and paved the way for non-idol groups to appeal to international audiences.
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Different culture, different meanings.
Western culture is seeping in though, I have seen Korean shows where kids reject pink as girly.
I like some K-pop but I seem to like the ballads made for K-drama even better.
“That woman” from Secret Garden
“Carry On” from FAITH
oh and from Coffee House “Page One” by T-ARA and the SG Wannabe’s although the video is nothing like the show, which did not focus on the coffee house.
I once saw a TV drama in China that mocked K-Pop. A teen girl fan falls in love with K-Pop star, but he’s as gay as the day is long, and she considered it her duty to convert him into a straight man. Finally she got fed up and said to the singer, “it’s either me or your bandmates?” The singer chose to stay gay.
You want entertainment, just wait for country music to catch on in Korea.
Korean men are effeminate and wear make up. So are you referring to Brokeback Mountain Country K-Pop?
That is a generalization.
You could say the same about LA and NYC men.
What happens when you say to a Korean man that he’s gay? He says “no way” and hits you with his purse.
That was a popular joke I heard many foreigners say when I lived in South Korea.
Sounds almost Russians. Russians have some of the best jokes in the world, too.
You’re right it was a group of Russians who told that joke to me.
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