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Korean designers join New York Fashion Week
Feb 13, 2012
Korea’s leading fashion designers brought their unique artistic visions to The Stage at Lincoln Center in New York on February 10 for Concept Korea FW 12.Organized by the...


France indulges in Korean culture, pop music
May 06, 2011
In the 60s, Koreans admired French chanson songs and used to sing along to popular tunes such as Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose” and “Hymne à L'amour.” After a half century...


Gukak girl groups ready to spread gukak hallyu
Oct 04, 2011
A beautiful lady wearing a short Hanbok skirt is playing a janggu, a Korean percussion instrument, under the glamorous lights of the stage. Dynamic breakdancing is also b...


Foreign language students fall in love with Korean
Nov 10, 2011
“Korean is such a charming language that makes you feel the deep meaning and spirit of each word,” said Linda Stockelova, who is currently studying the Korean language at...


KOCIS publishes second ‘K-Culture’ series
Nov 16, 2011
'K-POP', the second volume of a series on K-Culture was released on November 15 (Photo: Korea Culture and Information Service)“K-POP: A New Force in Pop Music” is a newly...


[Contribution] Hallyu heats up Mexico City
Feb 06, 2012
On the evening of October 11, 2011, I joined a bustling crowd in front of Teatro Julio Castillo to await the start of the first Korean Culture Festival to open in Mexico ...


[Interview] Korean musicals here to stay
Jan 02, 2012
Sixty-three year-old Yun Ho-jin represents the first generation of Korea’s major musical theatre talents. A veteran musical director and longtime CEO of production compan...


Korean film directors to meet British audiences
Feb 01, 2012
The opportunity to sit down and talk freely with a choice film director is something that most film fans -- and even critics -- can only wish for. But for fans keeping wa...


Korean language education goes global
Feb 07, 2012
In recent years, there has been a rise in worldwide interest in learning Korean, along with the ever-growing popularity of Korean pop culture around the world. The widesp...


[Contribution] Hallyu brings color to the nation of Tan...
Jan 30, 2012
Not only me but most Argentines were not familiar with Korea, since the Asian nation does not stand out, being hidden behind China and Japan. I first got to know about Ko...