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At United Nations, BTS praises youth for welcoming challenges of COVID-19 pandemic

At United Nations, BTS praises youth for welcoming challenges of COVID-19 pandemic

NEW YORK: South Korean superband BTS addressed the U.N. General Assembly Monday and praised the world’s young people for welcoming the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The septet flew to New York to speak in person at the 76th U.N. General Assembly’s Sustainable Development Goals Moment event as special presidential envoys for future generations […]

Second Dolce Concert to mark 78th anniversary of Composer Lee An-Sam’s birth

Second Dolce Concert to mark 78th anniversary of Composer Lee An-Sam’s birth

By Seok-jae Kang Vice President of Asian Journalists Association SEOUL: The second Dolce Concert will be held at the Yun Bong-gil Memorial Hall in Seoul, Korea, on September 14 to celebrate the 78th anniversary of the birth of the Great Korean composer Lee An-sam. Since 2016, the Dolce Martine, led by Chung-Ang University Prof. Emeritus […]

XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival opened in Tatarstan capital

XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival opened in Tatarstan capital

KAZAN: For the first time in its 17- year history, Kazan International Muslim Film Festival opening ceremony was organized at the Kazan Town Hall. It traditionally started with guests and participants walking on the red carpet. The host of the ceremony was Russian theater and cinema actress, TV presenter and singer Tatiana Abramova and the […]

‘Gagok’ concert held in memory of great Korean composer Lee An-Sam

‘Gagok’ concert held in memory of great Korean composer Lee An-Sam

By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary-General Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association SEOUL: A ‘gagok’ concert was held in memory of the great Korean composer Lee An-sam in Seoul, Korea on August 12. The first Lee An-Sam Gagok Concert was held at the Chamber Hall of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. Gagok […]

Music and life of Tenor Yim Ung kyun, the Real Man

Music and life of Tenor Yim  Ung kyun, the Real Man

By Sang-ki Lee Former President of Korean Journalists Association Asia N Founder SEOUL: Yim Ung kyu, known as the best tenor in Korea, has very unique characteristics. It comes from his own self-discipline rather than a stubborn self-pride that can be witnessed from common artists. With his 30 years of career as a professor in […]

BTS earns five nominations for 2021 Korean Music Awards

BTS earns five nominations for 2021 Korean Music Awards

SEOUL: Superstar BTS has earned five nominations for the 2021 Korean Music Awards with its record-breaking albums and songs released last year. BTS has been named in the Musician of the Year, the Album of the Year, the Song of the Year, the Best Pop Album and the Best Pop Song categories, becoming one of […]

Korean band wades into controversy with Chinese netizens over panda touch

Korean band wades into controversy with Chinese netizens over panda touch

  SEOUL: More than 750 million social media users have followed or been involved in a zoo controversy sparked when K-pop girl band Blackpink touched a mother panda and cuddled a baby panda with their make-up on. The controversy was sparked after a teaser for the final episode of “24/365 with BLACKPINK” was uploaded. In […]

Dolce Classic, GCS International organize peace concert to mark 39th UN International Day of Peace

Dolce Classic, GCS International organize peace concert to mark 39th UN International Day of Peace

By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary-General Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association SEOUL: A peace concert, organized by Dolce Classic, led by Chung-Ang University Prof. Emeritus Ryee June-il, and supported by GCS International, was successfully held in Seoul. The peace concert was held on Tuesday to commemorate the 39th UN International Day of Peace, […]

Nearly 1 million viewers from 191 countries for BTS’ online concert

Nearly 1 million viewers from 191 countries for BTS’ online concert

SEOUL: Nearly 1 million viewers watched an online concert of K-pop superstar BTS held over the weekend, the band’s agency said Monday. Some 993,000 viewers from 191 countries and territories watched “BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E” that was streamed online due to the pandemic, according to Big Hit Entertainment. The two-day concert, held in […]

BLACKPINK music video to be edited following protest outfit sexualized nurses

BLACKPINK music video to be edited following protest outfit sexualized nurses

SEOUL: K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s latest music video “Lovesick Girls” will be edited and replaced, its agency said, following a controversy over scenes that nurse groups criticized for sexualizing the profession. “We have decided to delete all scenes with the nurse uniform in BLACKPINK’s ‘Lovesick Girls’ music video and plan to replace the video as […]

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