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K-POP, part 1: YG, SM, JYP Entertainment & their Founders (KWOW #38)

K-POP, part 1: YG, SM, JYP Entertainment & their Founders (KWOW #38)

Professor Oh February 29, 2012 7

In KWOW episode 38, we learned about Korea’s top talent agencies: YG, SM, and JYP Entertainment. To fluently speak the language of K-POP, enthusiasts should familiarize themselves with the companies previously mentioned. It’ll make

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Korea’s Traditional Folk Music (KWOW #37)

Korea’s Traditional Folk Music (KWOW #37)

Professor Oh February 22, 2012 4

As we already learned in KWOW episode 37 (see above), pansori (판소리) is a genre of Korea’s traditional music performed by one singer and one drummer. Think of pansori as “Korean opera.” The most

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Be a Tourist (part 2)

Be a Tourist (part 2)

Professor Oh February 12, 2012 10

[In consideration for my younger readers, the following blog entry is recommended for ages 18 and up. There is alcohol-related content, as well as breaking the "Don't talk to strangers" rule. Please do not

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Be a Tourist this Week

Be a Tourist this Week

Professor Oh February 4, 2012 7

It’s natural to overlook a city’s beauty once you’ve become accustomed to it, especially if it’s your hometown. I used to see Los Angeles as a tourist, eyes filled with curiosity and wonderment. Every

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