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BTS leader donates $84,000 for students with hearing impairments

BTS leader donates $84,000 for students with hearing impairments

Seoul: RM, the leader of the popular boy band BTS, has donated 100 million won ($83,745) to help students with hearing impairments, a Seoul school said Friday. The BTS leader made the donation earlier this week in celebration of his birthday, Sept. 12, in a bid to help students receive music education, according to officials […]

Versatile ballerina Kim Seh-yun explores new career as choreographer

Versatile ballerina Kim Seh-yun explores new career as choreographer

Seoul: Veteran ballerina Kim Seh-yun, 40, has experienced nearly everything as a dancer. Throughout her 30-year career on the ballet scene, she has worked with several ballet troupes including South Korea’s Universal Ballet, the United States’ Boston Ballet, Switzerland’s Zurich Ballet and the Spanish National Dance Company, where she became a principal dancer. She has […]

The new phase of cultural relations between Iran and Korea

The new phase of cultural relations between Iran and Korea

By Pooneh Nedai Editor in chief of Shokaran magazine and publisher of Amrood Tehran: Iran and Korea have a long historical relation that goes back to more than 1500 years through the silk road and the time of merchants exchanging goods. A piece of precious glass related to Persia found in Korea is now kept […]

Kyrgyzstan celebrates Komuz Day with great fanfare, impressive displays

Kyrgyzstan celebrates Komuz Day with great fanfare, impressive displays

Osh: Kyrgyzstan celebrated with great fanfare Komuz Day, a special cultural event that brought together around 500 komuzists to play Komuz, the Kyrgyz national three-stringed musical instrument. During the event organized by the Department of Culture of Osh city, the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan and located in the south of the country, musicians, university […]

Classical concert at Seokjojeon reminiscent of past glories, grief

Classical concert at Seokjojeon reminiscent of past glories, grief

Seoul: One late summer night, well-known Mozart music fills the neoclassical manor of Seokjojeon at Deoksu Palace, one of the five royal palaces in central Seoul. At the majestic, elegant entrance hall with ivory colored walls and pillars decorated with gilted plum flower patterns, arched windows and rococo-style fireplaces, three well-dressed musicians are surrounded by […]

K-pop stars break out of glossy idol image with musical roles

K-pop stars break out of glossy idol image with musical roles

  Seoul: At the height of his K-pop career this week, Hwang Min-hyun, a member of five-piece boy band NU’EST, launched a new show business career which his fans scarcely expected. The 24-year-old Hwang appeared to his fans in his first acting role in the famous musical, “Marie Antoinette,” as the show’s main male character, […]

Even away from music scene for break, BTS makes buzz

Even away from music scene for break, BTS makes buzz

  Seoul: Off to its first-ever official break in its sensational seven-year career, K-pop super band BTS is away from the public eye, but the presence of its members’ surprise internet feeds and release of a special photo album continues to make the world music scene abuzz with the beloved band. Dropping a YouTube video […]

South Korea’s BTS pick up two trophies at annual MTV music awards

South Korea’s BTS pick up two trophies at annual MTV music awards

  Seoul: Proving its massive success on the American pop scene once again, K-pop boy band BTS has picked up two trophies at the annual MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) held in New Jersey, USA. The septet won in two categories – best group and K-pop – out of the five it was nominated for […]

Ambassador to promote South Korean culture in five Indonesian cities

Ambassador to promote South Korean culture in five Indonesian cities

  Jakarta: South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang Beom will promote his country’s culture, tourism and traditional food in the five Indonesian cities of Jakarta, Cirebon, Brebes, Solo, and Surabaya. The event entitled Korean Friend to Java, known as “Teko Nang Jawa” in Javanese language ” will be held from September 2 to 7, […]

South Korea’s legend BTS to perform in Saudi Arabia in “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour

South Korea’s legend BTS to perform in Saudi Arabia in “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour

BTS, the first and only South Korean band to top the U.S. Billboard 200, has added Saudi Arabia to their world tour “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself”. The group has posted on its website that it would be performing in the Saudi capital Riyadh at King Fahad International Stadium on October 11. BTS will be the […]

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