Shinhwa

For anyone up in the early hours of Friday morning, Tablo was being interviewed on the BBC about Kpop and what influences him. The interview can be found on the BBC website or YouTube for those of you who, like me, ware asleep at the time. Sadly the clips have been getting some negative comments […]

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Saharial gets it spot-on

by Philip Gowman 30 December 2008
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LKL’s K-pop pundit Saharial led the way; MBC followed. Shinhwa’s Jun Jin is artiste of the year.

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A nomination for Artiste of the Year 2008

by Saharial 10 December 2008
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Saharial highlights a performer whose star has been rising this year

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LKL Critics’ Choice 2008: Saharial

by Saharial 5 December 2008
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Saharial presents her choices of 2008’s finest Korean albums. And they’re not all by Shinhwa.

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A nomination for artiste of the year

by Saharial 18 December 2007
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In more than a footnote to her Critic’s Choice article, Saharial reviews the achievements of Lee Minwoo this year My personal nomination for artiste of the year goes to Lee Minwoo a.k.a. ‘M’. In the last 12 months he has not only released a live album and a third solo effort, and held successful tours […]

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LKL Critics’ Choice 2007: Saharial

by Saharial 15 December 2007
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Saharial, a moderator in the soompi forums and a self-confessed pop junkie, presents her selection of 2007 releases – and has some words of comfort for a disappointing release which didn’t make her list First up is the King of Ballads — Sung Si Kyung. This sixteen track 5th Album called The Ballads opens with […]

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Korea’s cute and funky cultural exports

by Philip Gowman 22 December 2006
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Chatham House Korea Discussion Group China’s ‘Korea Wave’: National Branding, Piracy, Idols and Fans Speaker: Dr Rowan Pease, 6 December 2006, 1:15pm If ever you get the chance to hear Rowan Pease talk on her chosen subject of the hallyu in China, drop everything and go to it. Even if you’ve heard some of her […]

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Shinhwa: My Choice

by Philip Gowman 12 November 2006
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(January 2002) My choice is a compilation of the highlights from Shinhwa’s first four albums, and so is a good place to start for those unfamiliar with one of Korea’s popular and longest-lived boy bands. One of the more peculiar numbers is T.O.P. (Twinkling of Paradise), a reinterpretation of a famous Tchaikovsky melody, together with […]

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Eric promotes Spam

by Philip Gowman 3 April 2006

A hallyu star promotes the rather unglamorous luncheon meat

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