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K-pop Songs
K-pop (), short for Korean popular music, is a music genre, genre of music originating in South Korea as part of South Korean culture. It is influenced by styles and genres from around the world, such as Pop music, pop, Experimental music, experimental, Rock music, rock, jazz, Gospel music, gospel, Hip hop music, hip hop, Contemporary R&B, R&B, reggae, electronic dance music, electronic dance, Contemporary folk music, folk, country music, country, and classical music, classical on top of its traditional Korean music roots. The more modern form of the genre emerged with the formation of one of the earliest K-pop groups, the boy band Seo Taiji and Boys, in 1992. Their experimentation with different styles and genres of music and integration of foreign musical elements helped reshape and modernize South Korea's contemporary music scene. Modern Korean idol, K-pop "idol" culture began in the 1990s, as K-pop idol music grew into a subculture that amassed enormous fandoms of teenage ...
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South Korean Culture
The contemporary culture of South Korea developed from the traditional culture of Korea which was prevalent in the early Korean nomadic tribes. By maintaining thousands of years of ancient Korean culture, with influence from ancient Chinese culture, South Korea split on its own path of cultural development away from Culture of North Korea, North Korean culture since the division of Korea in 1948. The industrialization, urbanization and westernization of South Korea, especially Seoul, have brought many changes to the way Koreans, Korean people live. Changing Economy of South Korea, economics and lifestyles have led to urbanization—a concentration of population in major cities (and depopulation of the rural countryside), with multi-generational households separating into nuclear family living arrangements. Today, many cultural elements from South Korea, especially popular culture, have spread across the globe and have become some of the most prominent cultural forces in the world ...
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TVXQ
TVXQ (stylized as TVXQ!), an initialism for Tong Vfang Xien Qi (), is a South Korean male pop Pop or POP may refer to: Places * Gregorio Luperón International Airport (IATA code POP), Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic * Pop, a tributary of the river Jijia in eastern Romania * Poppleton railway station (station code), York, England People ... duo consisting of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin. They are known as in Japanese releases, and are sometimes referred to as DBSK, an abbreviation of their Korean name Dong Bang Shin Ki (). Their name roughly translates to "Rising Gods of the East". Formed by SM Entertainment SM Entertainment Co., Ltd. () is a South Korean multinational entertainment company. It is one of South Korea's largest entertainment companies where it was established in 1995 by record executive and record producer Lee Soo-man. The company ha ... in 2003, TVXQ began as a five-member boy band A boy band (or boyband) is loosely defined as a vocal group co ...
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Subculture
A subculture is a group of people within a culture Culture () is an umbrella term which encompasses the social behavior and Norm (social), norms found in human Society, societies, as well as the knowledge, beliefs, arts, laws, Social norm, customs, capabilities, and habits of the individuals i ... that differentiates itself from the parent culture to which it belongs, often maintaining some of its founding principles. Subcultures develop their own norms and values regarding cultural, political, and sexual matters. Subcultures are part of society while keeping their specific characteristics intact. Examples of subcultures include hippie A hippie, also spelled hippy, especially in UK English, was a member of the counterculture of the 1960s, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world. The word ...s, goths The Goths ( got, 𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌸𐌹𐌿𐌳𐌰, translit=''Gutþiuda''; la, ...
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Korean Idol
An idol (), in fandom culture in South Korea In South Korea, fandom culture has largely formed around Korean idol, K-pop idols and Korean dramas. These fandoms support a large market for official and unofficial fandom memorabilia. Fandoms in South Korea are politically viewed as a South Kor ..., refers to a celebrity working in the field of K-pop K-pop (), short for Korean popular music, is a music genre, genre of music originating in South Korea as part of South Korean culture. It is influenced by styles and genres from around the world, such as Pop music, pop, Experimental music, e ..., either as a member of a group or as a solo act. K-pop idols are characterized by the highly manufactured star system that they are produced by and debuted under, as well as their tendency to represent a hybridized convergence of visuals, music, fashion, and dance. They usually work for a mainstream entertainment agency and have undergone extensive training in dance, vocals, and foreign ...
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Seo Taiji And Boys
() was a South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korea, Korean Peninsula and sharing a Korean Demilitarized Zone, land border with North Korea. Its western border is for ...n music group active from 1992 to 1996. The three members of the boy band A boy band (or boyband) is loosely defined as a vocal group A vocal group in the music industry is a group of singers who sing and harmonize together with a backup band. Although it should be considered that all the groups that has a member(s) ..., Seo Taiji Jeong Hyeon-Cheol (hangul: 정현철; born February 21, 1972), better known as Seo Taiji or Seo Tae-Ji (서태지), is a South Korean singer, musician, songwriter and record producer. After dropping out of high school to pursue a music career, ..., Yang Hyun-suk Yang Hyun-suk (born January 9, 1970) is a South Korean music executive, rapper, dancer, songwriter, and r ...
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Boy Band
A boy band (or boyband) is loosely defined as a vocal group A vocal group in the music industry is a group of singers who sing and harmonize together with a backup band. Although it should be considered that all the groups that has a member(s) in charge of the vocals should be considered vocal groups (includ ... consisting of young male singers, usually in their teenage years or in their twenties at the time of formation, singing love songs marketed towards young women. Many boy bands dance as well as sing, usually giving highly choreographed performances. Some such bands form on their own, often evolving out of church choral or gospel music Gospel music is a genre of Christian music Christian music is music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time to produce a composition through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the universal cult ... groups. In contrast, many are created by talent manager An artist manager (also known ...
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Traditional Korean Music
The music of Korea refers to music from the Korean Peninsula, Korean peninsula ranging from prehistoric times to the division of Korea into South and North in 1945. It includes court music, folk music, poetic songs, and religious music used in shamanistic and Buddhist traditions. Together, traditional Korean music is referred to as ''gugak'' (Hangul: 국악), which literally means "national music." History Proto-Three Kingdoms of Korea Not much is known about music from the Proto–Three Kingdoms of Korea, Proto-Three Kingdoms of Korea period (before 57 Common Era, BCE). It is believed that Korean people practiced Shamanism, shamanistic rituals involving music at agricultural festivals. Tomb murals and ceramics from this period depict string instruments with complex features that suggest the instruments were quite developed. Three Kingdoms of Korea The Three Kingdoms of Korea refers to the period from 57 BCE to 668 CE when the Korean peninsula was ruled by three kingdoms: G ...
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Contemporary Folk Music
Contemporary folk music refers to a wide variety of genres that emerged in the mid 20th century and afterwards which were associated with traditional folk music Folk music is a music genre that includes #Traditional folk music, traditional folk music and the Contemporary folk music, contemporary genre that evolved from the former during the 20th-century folk revival. Some types of folk music may be cal .... Starting in the mid-20th century a new form of popular folk music evolved from traditional folk music. This process and period is called the (second) folk revival and reached a zenith in the 1960s. The most common name for this new form of music is also "folk music", but is often called "contemporary folk music" or "folk revival music" to make the distinction. The transition was somewhat centered in the US and is also called the American folk music revival The American folk music revival began during the 1940s and peaked in popularity in the mid-1960s. Its roots went ea ...
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Electronic Dance Music
Electronic dance music (EDM), also known as dance music, club music, or simply dance, is a broad range of percussive electronic music Electronic music is music Music is the art of arranging sounds in time through the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the universal cultural aspects of all human societies. General definitions of music incl ... genres made largely for nightclub A nightclub (music club, discothèque, disco club, or simply ''club'') is an entertainment venue during night Night (also described as night time, night-time, or nighttime, unconventionally spelled as ''nite'') is the period of ambient ...s, rave A rave (from the verb A verb, from the Latin ''wikt:verbum#Latin, verbum'' meaning ''word'', is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys an action (''bring'', ''read'', ''walk'', ''run'', ''learn''), an occurrence (''happen'', ''becom ...s, and festivals A festival is an event ordinarily cele ...
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Contemporary R&B
Contemporary R&B (or just R&B) is a music genre that combines rhythm and blues with elements of Pop music, pop, Soul music, soul, funk, Hip hop music, hip hop and electronic music. The genre features a distinctive Record producer, record production style, drum machine-backed rhythms, Pitch correction, pitch corrected vocals, and a smooth, lush style of vocal arrangement. Electronic music, Electronic influences are becoming an increasing trend and the use of hip hop or electronic dance music, dance-inspired beat (music), beats are typical, although the roughness and grit inherent in hip hop may be reduced and smoothed out. Contemporary R&B vocalists often use melisma, popularized by vocalists such as Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Boyz II Men, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé. As of late 2000, contemporary R&B rhythms are being combined with elements of hip hop music, hip hop and pop music. Pre-history According to Geoffrey Himes speaking in 1989, the progressiv ...
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Hip Hop Music
Hip hop music or hip-hop music, also known as rap music, is a genre of popular music Popular music is music Music is the of arranging s in time through the of melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. It is one of the aspects of all human societies. General include common elements such as (which governs and ), (and its ... developed in the United States by inner-city The term ''inner city'' has been used, especially in the United States, as a euphemism A euphemism () is an innocuous word or expression used in place of one that is deemed offensive or suggests something unpleasant. Some euphemisms are inte ... African Americans. Puerto Ricans and Jamaicans also played a central role in the development of hip hop culture in the Bronx The Bronx () is a borough of New York City New York City is composed of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Each borough is coextensive with a respective Administrative divisions of Ne ...
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