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A musical tribute

Source | 2015/04/26 | | Permalink

Every Saturday, between April 18 and May 30, a performance will be held at the tomb of King Sejong (1397-1450) in Yeoju, Gyeonggi. Although Sejong is most well known for creating the Korean alphabet, Hangul, the king was also highly interested in developing Korean music. He founded a separate department for court music, ordered the publication of the music book "Jeongganbo" and also created "Jongmyo Jeryeak", or royal ancestral ritual music. On May 30, the performance will take place at night...More

Vloggers take over as Korea's newest idols

Source | 2015/04/26 | | Permalink

Left:Chef Baek Jong-won reached stardom through MBC's "My Little Television", a vlog-style show where he revealed his recipes. Right:Cho A, a member of the girl group AOA, let viewers peek into her daily life and interacted with them through the program. [Screen capture]

Video bloggers - or vloggers - have become so popular in Korea that K-pop stars and TV channels are now jumping on the self-broadcasting bandwagon.

Vlogging is a practice in which an individual uploads videos they shoot of themselves onto the Internet. Along with its rising popularity, a number of vloggers are making a high income from independent broadcasting online...More

Korean culture conference makes Japan debut

Source | 2015/04/26 | | Permalink

A file photo of KCON, a business convention on Korean cultural content that includes a K-pop concert, held in Los Angeles last year. Provided by CJ E&M

When you're into a person, you're naturally drawn to discovering his or her most intimate details.

The same goes for fans of K-pop stars.

Followers of these celebrities want more than to simply see their favorite singers perform at concerts or act on screen. They want to get to know them personally - finding out about the clothes they wear, the makeup they use, the food they eat, how they eat it and where they hang out...More

Ticket

Source | 2015/04/26 | | Permalink

MUSIC

SUPER CONCERT: TOTOJEUL

Seoul World Cup Stadium

Saturday: With '90s music back in vogue, the retro-themed "Super Concert" has drawn considerable attention for its star-studded lineup. So far, a cast of 21 singers has been unveiled for the show, including Lee Jung-hyun, Kim Hyun-jung and So Chan-whee, who grabbed attention after the success of the hit MBC program "Saturday, Saturday, Singers"...More

Social issues are at heart of Suh show

Source | 2015/04/26 | | Permalink

Suh Yongsun's painting "Train Roosevelt Station"(2013-15).Provided by the museum and the gallery.

A large installation measuring 5.85 meters in width currently hangs on the first floor of the Kumho Museum of Art. The wooden panel carved and painted by Korean artist Suh Yongsun, 64, depicts the Sewol ferry disaster, in which 304 people perished last April, and other social and political issues.

The piece could remind viewers of so-called "people's art" which peaked in Korea in the 1980s. At that time, the local art scene was divided into two utterly different groups - abstract art led by the dansaekhwa movement and people's art, which dealt with political issues rather literally in figurative forms...More

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