Rainbow Island ready for encore after 2011 success 2012/06/03, Source,
Audience members at last year's Rainbow Island Music & Camping Festival watch the concert outdoors during the sunset.
Namiseom, or Nami Island, in Chuncheon, Gangwon, which became well known through the 2002 TV drama "Winter Sonata", is a privately owned island that can be reached only by a five-minute ferry ride. Visitors are allowed on the island from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., the only exception being guests at the Naminara, the sole hotel on the island. But once a year there is another option for staying overnight on Namiseom: the Rainbow Island Music & Camping Festival. After the first-year success of the festival, the island's owners decided to allow camping during the June 9 and June 10 event this year,...More
Indie album hopes to set the record straight 2012/04/10, Source, Songs spell out artists' everyday lives for fans
Lee Bong-su, Lee Sung-bae and Kim Min-gyu, heads of three indie music labels in Seoul, brought 27 local bands together to create the "Seoul Seoul Seoul" compilation album. By Kwon Hyeok-jae
For 27 local indie bands, life in Seoul isn't too hard to define. It's what they sing about: from music parties in Itaewon to pretty ladies walking the streets of Hongdae. But some leaders of the genre came to realize recently that music fans might not know what the indie scene here is really about, and so have set out on a project to set the record straight, with music, of course,...More
Korean film in 2012 2012/02/01, Source,
The Korean film industry has a lot to offer for the year of 2012. Korean films have been gathering more attention around the world and in the domestic market, as Korean films gain attention and Korean actors and producers take part in more international collaborations.
According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the market share for Korean films was 51.9%, up from 46.5 in 2010 and marking the first time in modern history that Korean moviegoing audiences showed a marked preference for domestic movies. As well, film exports increased by 14% in 2011,...More
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