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The Damso of Korea

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After the thaw during the Winter olympic games must now also music to help North and South Korea closer together. South Korea hopes that Psy in the dance jumps.

Korean music? It tells us little. In the first instance, you may be thinking still of traditional music which is arranged on an immense reverberating gong being struck, but that is not the intended …

Korean music? It tells us little. In the first instance, you may be thinking still of traditional music which is arranged on an immense reverberating gong being struck, but that is not the intended kind. We’re talking about the Korean pop music.

A black hole for most of us. Apart from Psy, we know of one song, Gangnam Style, with the accompanying dance. And only after the in 2012, a oorwurm was, we discovered that it was actually a Korean was.

K-pop as atonement

The South Korean pop music, or K-Pop, is now being deployed in the next phase of the reconciliation between North and South Korea. The defrosting operation between the North and the South got into a momentum on the occasion of the Olympic Winter games last month.

Next week, in North Korea two concerts with mainly South-Korean artists. In this way, it wants South Korea to have a positive response to the fact that North Korea for the Winter games in Pyeongchang artists sent to the south, to Play some extra sparkle.

The South Korean delegation draws between 31 march and 3 april North Korea around with – as is said – 150 South Korean performers. The meisjesband Red Velvet is certainly, just like ‘old woman’ Cho Yong-pil (68 now) and Lee Sun-Hee (53), according to Wikipedia, a ‘national diva’ and ‘queen of the female vocalists of the country. Thirteen years is now ago that South Korean singers in the North occurred. Cho was the lucky one.

Psy is too provocative

“It will be difficult to be on stage, personal views about, for example, the disarmament to take,” said singer and producer Yoon Sang last week, when the project was announced. ‘It will be there in the first instance on arriving in North Korea the same enthusiasm to be able to trigger as in the South, and to ensure that we do no one for the head bumps.’

That last one is currently still a little sensitive. South Korea hopes to make last-minute Psy to the program to be able to add, as reported by the South Korean tv channel MBC last night. Only North Korea since the reluctance. The land of Kim Jong-Un considers Psy is still a little bit as unwanted, due to his provocative style of performance.

The ‘Gangnam Style’, three billion views on Youtube, is a satire on the lifestyles of the dignified offspring of wealthy men in one of the most luxurious districts of the South-Korean capital Seoul, Gangnam. So far no problem. But Psy dares ever to what clothes off and is not averse to the use of what Korean swear words in his lyrics. He is, in other words, a little bit of the Damso of Korea.

Or Psy to the program is added, remains unclear. “We have currently nothing to say about it’, responded Baik Tae-hyun today at the weekly press briefing of the ministry of Unification. Or as media all respond: it can be easier to be negotiated about nuclear weapons than about music.

Sources: theguardian.com, koreaherald.com

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