For the Global Thinker

Sunday, February 5, 2012

South Korea's Pop Wave

South Korean pop music known as 'K-Pop', is flourishing around the world, finding new fans across Asia, Europe and the US.  With attractive artists, catchy tunes and polished dance moves, K-Pop is the number one draw-card for tourists to South Korea and generates tens of millions of export dollars.

But punishing schedules and contracts, plus links to prostitution and corruption have revealed a dark side to the industry.  Meanwhile critics claim K-Pop is too manufactured to create mega-international stars or to sustain its future.

101 East explores South Korea's K-Pop phenomenon and asks if it is a music revolution that is set to last.

Watch full 20 minute documentary here...


Anonymous said...

Hi Mike!
I'm JaeYun who is good bowler!
Just kidding^^

I like your blog cause there are many good photos.
I like taking photos like you but I am not good at it.

Anyway Have a good weekend with your dog Nicolas!
I want to see him sometimes.

Take care!!

Ajarn Mike said...

Thanks,I really like photography too, especially black and white. Cheers and enjoy your weekend!