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Asian Music Mondays: World Cup Episode 06/16/2014

Tonight on the show, hear World Cup and Olympic songs from Japan, Korea, China, Iran, and more!  Learn some Asian cheers from Lu and Elise, and get excited to watch your favorite teams!

The Office for International Students and Scholars will be screening all games at the Crossroads Food Court at the International Center, click here for more information!

Transfixion & Girls Day Minah – “승리를 위하여 2014 / Victory 2014” (from We Are The Reds 2014)
Mayday 五月天 feat. O-Kai Singers 欧开合唱团 – “由我们主宰 / The World Is Ours” (Chinese version of the Coca-Cola 2014 FIFA World Cup theme song)
UKASUKA-G ウカスカジ  - “勝利(しょうり)の笑()みを 君と / Smile of Victory” (official cheer song for Japan’s national soccer team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup)
HAM – “Theme of the National Team (We Are One)”
Arash – “Iran Iran” (cheering song for Iran in the 2014 World Cup)
Sheena Ringo 椎名林檎 – “NIPPON” (Theme song of NHK’s soccer broadcast of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil)
Keepop – “외쳐라! 대한민국 / We Are The Reds” (from We Are The Reds 2014)
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Indie Music in South Korea: Number One Korean

Number One Korean

It’s already been four years since I arrived in Seoul for my study abroad program (am I that old already?)  I was excited and ready to wander the city.  It’s a good thing I did, because that’s how I discovered Hongdae.  Hongdae is a very small neighborhood surrounding the artsy Hongik University; the site of Korea’s first punk band Crying Nut and where Korean indie music has lived for the past twenty-some years.  The whole area surrounding Hongdae is in fact a hotspot for young people, as the nearby Yonsei University, Sogang University, and Ehwa Women’s University bring in more students and their college-aged friends.

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