A K-Pop Primer for Olympic Listening
State how k pop has been the focus of all the games beginning and ending ceremony at the Olympics games, this year it was Exo k pop group
“The last time the Olympics came to South Korea, in 1988, Korean pop music was awash in soft-focus ballads, a gentle and demure version of the sounds that were taking hold elsewhere in the world.”
The article also gives a definition Kpop and R&b American music.
“South Korea’s prime export is K-pop, the umbrella term used to describe the ecstatic, vibrant, outrageously polished and often hyperreal version of pop music that dominates the country’s music industry, thanks to entertainment conglomerates that aggressively recruit and train young talent. The genre is known for pinpoint precision, flamboyant fashion and smoothed-over borrowings from American R&B and hip-hop that, taken in total, have amounted to the creation of a style and sound that’s unmistakable, and without global peer. Along with K-drama and various other youth-driven pop culture offsprings, it’s become essential to South Korea’s global image.”
This is nice because when New York Times did this article they share links about throughout the article about the ceremony the Olympics has been doing for years Example listed below.
“K-pop will reportedly have a limited presence at the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.” seems like this have been an ongoing event ever Olympics throughout the years
This year EXO was lucky to be the opening ceremony they have one for the closing ceremony also the article share a link to past Olympics event of other k pop starts also. example listed below
“It will, however, be more prominently featured at the closing ceremony on Feb. 25, with performances by CL, who got her start in the essential girl group 2NE1, and the boy band EXO. Other K-pop”
The closing ceremony was by another K pop singer this time called CL What I like about this curation is that they did a k pop them for the Olympics
It could have been better if they had links to the Kpop singers and groups because not everyone knows who k pop is or its music culture and groups.
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Hello, I am Jannah I am a collage student who like K-pop and J-Pop Nice too meet you. My goals is to become a teacher one day in Japan but my major is Instructional Technology. View all posts by Jannah shannon