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Wonder Girls Sun Speaks about K-Pop at George Washington University at 'Riding the Korean Wave' Forum

By Staff Writer | October 17, 2012 08:10 AM EDT

Wonder Girls Sun Speaks about K-Pop at George Washington University at 'Riding the Korean Wave' Forum
Wonder Girls Sun Speaks about K-Pop at George Washington University at 'Riding the Korean Wave' Forum (Photo : d)
Wonder Girls Sun Speaks about K-Pop at George Washington University at 'Riding the Korean Wave' Forum
Wonder Girls Sun Speaks about K-Pop at George Washington University at 'Riding the Korean Wave' Forum
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The Korea Embassy Washington Cultural Center and the Korean culture industry foundation together held the "Global Hallyu Forum: Riding the Korean Wave" at the Jack Morton Auditorium at George Washington University.

The forum had many guest speakers aside from Wonder Girls Sun, including Marja Vongerichten from the PBS show "Kimchi Chronicles", Mark James Russel from "Pop Goes Korea", Grady Hendrix from "New York Asian Film Festival" and others.

As K-Pop music flowed into the auditorium, the speakers walked into the room. There were many people in the audience bouncing their shoulders to the music. In total, around 200 people came to listen to the lectures. The first video that was played that night was a reaction video of elders to Psy's "Gangnam Style."

Sun was third to speak that night. She spoke for about 20 minutes in English on the topic. She stated, "K-Pop and the Hallyu are creating a big wave throughout the world." She then continued to talk about 2 types of risks that K-Pop culture holds.

Paul Sweeney commented, "I first heard about the Wonder Girls in 2008 after watching their 'Irony' music video. After that I was hooked. I have been a huge Wonder Girls fan ever since. I am currently learning Korean through CDs as well as translating music articles in order to improve. I hope to visit Korea in the near future."

On the other hand, the Korea Cultural Industry Foundation, along with the forum, has created a "Project Hallyu," which is way for people to share ideas about the Hallyu wave. This project is targeted towards college and high school students where they can submit ideas they have for dramas, movies and others.Ideas can be sent to hallyu@koreaembassy.org.


Tagged :  Wonder Girls, Sun, Hallyu Forum, Riding Korean Wave

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