Audiovisual content[ edit ] Although K-pop generally refers to South Korean popular music, some consider it to be an all-encompassing genre exhibiting a wide spectrum of musical and visual elements.
Sung by Park Hyang Rim. Problems playing this file? It was developed in the years before and during World War II around the early s. Rock musicians such as Cho Yong Pil also performed this type of music.
Shin Jung-hyeonfrequently referred to as the "Godfather of Korean Rock," got his start playing popular rock covers for American servicemen in the s,  particularly being noted for his take on Iron Butterfly 's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
Shin developed his own style of psychedelic rock in the '60s and '70s and recorded albums with several bands, such as the Add 4, the Men, and the Yup Juns, and wrote songs and played on albums for well-known singers, such as Kim Chu Ja and Jang Hyun, and lesser known singers, like Kim Jung Mi.
After refusing an order from then-president Park Chung-hee to write a song praising the president, Park banned Shin's music and ultimately imprisoned him for marijuana possession. The imprisonment of Shin slowed the production of Korean rock, but other artists, most notably Sanulrim emerged during the late '70s, before dance music came to dominate Korean popular music in the '80s.
In the s, popular musical tastes had moved away from rock music. The scene was dominated by heavy metal musicin particular BoohwalBaekdoosanand Sinawecollectively known as the Big 3.
As information flowed more freely into the country, Korean youths were exposed to decades of popular foreign music in a short span of time, and some began to form bands. With increased globalization and access to the Internet, the music scene diversified and incorporated more styles of music.
The late '90s saw increasing diversity in musical influences, as younger bands like Rux emerged and The Geeks introduced Korea to straight edge hardcore punk.
T'ong guitar T'onga guitar or tong guitar is a form of Korean folk and folk rock music developed in the early s and '70s. It was heavily influenced by American folk music, and artists in the genre were considered Korean versions of American folk singers, such as Joan Baez and Bob Dylan.
Hahn and Kim recorded socially and politically conscious folk songs, and both artists had their music censored and banned by the autocratic Park Chung-hee government, much as the psychedelic rock guitarist Shin Jung-hyeon had his songs censored and banned.
As South Korea was transitioning to democracy inthe late folk musician Kim Kwang-Seok was noted for being politically active, and his songs were popular at democratic rallies. InRain released his It's Raining album, making him one of the first international stars outside of South Korea.
Aside from mainstream dance pop infused hip hop, there is also an underground hip hop scene that has developed throughout South Korea. Online webzines have contributed to spreading the culture into the Korean mainstream. Korean Ballad Influenced by Western melodies and the sentimental ballad, ballad-style songs were initially introduced into the mainstream market in the s .
The Korean ballad style of music rose into popularity in the s to become a staple genre in modern Korean music. Its song style is meant to capture the feelings of love, unrequited love, or heartbreak. Many official soundtracks OSTs for popular Korean dramas contain slow, dramatic ballad songs that are played whenever important plot points occur.
Balladeers are behind the main theme songs for many dramas such as Winter SonataGuardian:The Korea Popular Music Awards has set the date for its upcoming award ceremony! On November 9, the Korea Popular Music Awards (hereafter KPMA) officially announced that its .
Contemporary Korean music and pop stars are very popular across Asia, and the spread of contemporary Korean culture designated a word to reflect this fact.
The Korean Wave, or Hallyu (한류), is the word used to discuss the influence of contemporary Korean popular culture on . Korean pop music firstly originated in the s 50s and the oldest type of Korean pop music is teuroteu, which was born during the Japanese invasion and is a kind of foxtrot.
Teuroteu is popular among elderly Koreans, although a contemporary singer, Jang Yoon Jeong, has recorded a couple of popular teuroteu songs.
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Nicki Minaj. Korean music, the art concerned with combining vocal or instrumental sounds for beauty of form or emotional expression, specifically as it is carried out in Korea, or the Korean peninsula, where a strong indigenous tradition has been influenced by the Chinese and the Mongols.
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