k-pop throwback

K-Pop Throwback on The Asian Invasion 07/29/2013

Tonight we’re exploring the roots of modern day Korean pop music, from folk to trot, from rock to rap, you’ll discover K-pop is about much more than just music.  We’re taking a look at the political and historical forces that influenced early K-pop!

Yang Hee Eun – “아침 이슬 / Morning Dew”

Yang Hee Eun performed this song in 1970; it was written by the highly educated folk singer Kim Minki, who often incorporated politics into his lyrics, writing about things such as North/South Korea relations, or the Americanization of South Korea.   Read More…

Don’t Miss the K-Pop Throwback Asian Invasion Tonight!

Sure, we’ve all heard Psy’s “Gangnam Style” by now, but have you ever wondered how today’s Korean pop music came to be?  Tonight from 8-10 PM, your host Elise takes you throw the modern history of Korean popular music, exploring the cultural and historical influences that shaped modern K-Pop.

Hear from artists like Seotaiji and Boys, H.O.T, S.E.S, Shinhwa, Fin.K.L, Drunken Tiger, Rain, and more!  (Also, learn what all those letters stand for!)  You’ll be surprised by how many players have already been in the K-Pop game for years, and the American influence that has had a lasting effect on Korean popular music.  Don’t miss the Asian Invasion, tonight, Monday July 29th, from 8-10 PM EST!

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