SM Town

Saharial joins the Shawols in Abbey Road and catches a glimpse of SMTown’s boy band. Abbey Road at 7.45am lies unsuspecting in the morning sunshine of the hundreds of kpop fans that will swarm the area in support of SHINee who are performing “Japan Debut Premium Reception in London“ (http://youtu.be/codeksErVqU) – a live streamed concert […]

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K-pop coverage inspired by SM Town gig in Paris

by Philip Gowman 17 June 2011
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Coverage inspired by the SM Town concert in Paris: BBC’s Lucy Williamson on The dark side of South Korean pop music: “a history of controversy and legal disputes over the way it treats its young artists” Bernie Cho of @DFSB_Kollective in the WSJ about the SM Town event in Paris: You Like Our Music? We […]

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Saharial’s Guide to Kpop – part 1

by Saharial 10 June 2011
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Saharial commences a journey through the many attractions of Kpop, which will lead her wherever you want her to go Introduction I’ve been following the Korean music scene since late 2004, after a small detour from the Hong Kong and Taiwanese pop scene turned into one giant change of direction in my interests in Asian […]

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An open letter to the KCCUK: Please can we have some live K-Pop in London?

by Maashallah Tayo 8 June 2011
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Dear Korean Cultural Centre, As France prepares for its first ever K-POP concert with one of South Korea’s leading entertainment companies, the general feeling around the blogosphere is that this will truly be a historical moment. As many have said, “The Hallyu is finally here” but for me as a British supporter of Korean culture […]

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Liberte, egalite, Super Junior..France rally for K-Pop concert extension

by Matthew Jackson 13 May 2011
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There seems to be a close cultural link between France and Korea, which I have always suspected is partly to do the fact that both countries take food very seriously indeed. The popularity of K-pop is a phenomenon very much in train in Asia, but up to now not so obvious in Europe. The upcoming […]

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