Speaker: 
Mark Russell

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” surprised everyone when it became the biggest Youtube hit ever in 2012. But Korean pop music — along with the rest of Korean pop culture — has actually been on the rise for years, gaining fans around Asia, into the Middle East, Europe, South America, and the United States. While Korea has a rich cultural heritage, the successes of today are a result of a mix of artistic, business, and technological forces, stripping away old constraints and empowering creators and audiences like never before. The rise of K-pop is about much more than just a pop music factory system; it’s about the future of popular culture.

Event Date: 
Monday, April 7, 2014
Event Time: 
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: 
286-7 McNeil Building

635 Williams Hall • 255 S. 36th Street • Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305 • (P) 215.898.0452 • (F) 215.573.3207