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Kpop is Actually Born from Korean Protest Songs
Alright so I'm a total history nerd, I majored in East Asian Studies and eat stuff like this up. Read the full (long!) article here - I will try to explain it basically, but its really worth the read. Here we go: It all started with Japan. As you might know, Japan colonized Korea eventually trying to erase Korean culture all together on the peninsula. In the very beginning though, that wasn't the case. Japan was willing to share Korean and Japanese culture, and the Japanese and Korean elite often spoke together and traded pop culture. Japanese elite brought over Western-influenced music because of their connections with the Western world (which Korea didn't interact with other than missionaries at the time) The Korean elite wanted to be modern and successful like Japan, so they adopted this music (called Changga) as their new favorite genre. (You can hear a lot of European influences in early Korean music...) This is where it gets interesting. The Korean elite wanted to be independent of Japan. They wanted Korea to stand alone as a strong nation, not pushed around by China or Japan anymore. They stared the pro-independence movement. Now, most revolutions like this would turn to traditional music, traditional culture to strengthen the country (for example, Korea would use ancient Korean songs to protest the Japanese occupation) but the Korean elite didn't! They wanted Korea to be strong, and to be strong they felt like they needed to modernize - ie be like the West. They used this Changga music (ironically brought to them by Japan) to protest Japanese rule! To this day Korea is always trying to "keep up with" the Western world so that they can be considered modern and powerful. Most things that they do is to modernize and stay trendy because that is how the country has always defined strength. But then, Japan decided to make money off of that... Japan had seen its first real pop music hit in 1914. People were buying records, following tabloids, and really getting into pop culture. That was really the birth of the Japanese music industry. In 1926, Korea had a similar experience. A song called the "Death Song" appeared, sung by Yun Shim-Deok. The singer committed suicide with her lover right after the song was released and the story made HUGE headlines. It was chilling, 'romantic,' and dramatic. Korea ate it up. Japanese record companies came in and started selling the record, selling over 50,000 copies! (In 1926 that number is totally insane!) You can listen to the death song here: The record industry after that was run mainly by the Japanese yakuza and their partnered Korean gangsters. The industry was set up very similar to how it is now, with entertainment industries doing everything in-house (SM has specific song writers that only work for SM, and their artists are actors, singers, models, etc) This is also why so many Kpop artists become actors...because even back in the 1920s musicians couldn't make enough money so the real way to make a living was through acting. That still stands today. So, today's Kpop is based off of this first "Korean pop" hit (the death song) AND protest songs against Japan. So when people say that Kpop is just a copy of Western music, they're sort of right but not in the way that they're thinking. Yes, its a reflection of Western culture, but the reason behind it is that Korea has been fighting to be recognized as a modern, powerful force to be reckoned with since the early 1900s. They want people to know Korea is strong, modern, and a country to look up to, not look down upon. So the next time someone tells you Kpop is a lame copy of American pop - give them this little history lesson. Again, PLEASE read the full article - its so interesting! HERE it is!
The Soundtrack to Life New Playlist Challenge!!!
The time has come my dear friends for another Playlist challenge but before we get into that I want to thank my lil sis @jiggzy19 for challenging us all to look outside of K-Pop for our last challenge, it was a lot of fun, and actually the most popular challenge we have done so far ^^ Okay now to the matter at hand, this time our challenge comes from @PassTheSuga, and it was seconded by @aabxo !!! its a pretty easy one this time guys, unless you're like me and are going to have trouble narrowing the immense list of songs down to fit on a card... XD the playlist theme this time is.... SUMMERTIME!!! (Or if you live in the southern hemisphere like me, the theme is "I Wish it was SUMMERTIME!!!") 1. You create a playlist according to the given theme. 2. You can use any Asian music you like, doesn't just have to be K-Pop, but it must be relevant. 3. You can basically add as many songs as you like, (has to be more than 2) the normal amount is about 10 songs. 4. Remember to tag me (@MattK95) in you card so that I will definitely see it and clip it to "The Soundtrack to Life" collection, and tag the person who came up with the playlist theme, in this case (@PassTheSuga & @aabxo) that will change with every playlist theme though! 5. Be as creative as you wish, and have fun!!!!! \(^O^)/ here are some random yet awesome examples :) sherrysahar's non K-Pop playlist kpopandkimchi's no K-Pop playlist jiggzy19's minus the K-Pop playlist stevieq's non K-Pop playlist @aabxo @DancingPartyTme @PassTheSuga @kpopandkimchi @sherrysahar @snowinseoul @poojas @KpopJunkiesTV @chandnip804 @xoxoaudra98 @nielswife @TaehyungKey @LydiaPark14 @christy @SivegechHeang @harmonico @Allyphernelia @shashae5296 @jroffen @YeseniaLira @chelsiec25 @jimberlykemp @TheKS3D @StarBabes @SamanthaDuron15 @XiaoKaiTien @B1A4BTS5ever @Uniangel18 @kimjongdaily @ChesterH @Igot7BTS @StephanieDuong @stevieq @DannyNeders @KpopGaby @bts486 @sanazssanaz @LmJSuper @netchtiBates @danidee @blackkatt2345 @whissy44 @lollipopdollie @heirress @GraceDowns97 @SunnyV @deemonster100 @JackieMurrayCab @Dahliadang @kimikodragon @MayraGrijalva @casiegarza0330 @Rhia @erlindafishy @hamxerh @WiviDemol @LinnyOk @rem191997 @happyface1497 @SakuraBlossom96 @AmberMaze @sosm @adikiller @nieva28461 @Ambie @SashaLove @divalycious @callmekaren @Aero2042 @jiggzy19 @MinionPeach17 @nenegrint14 @Cryomorph @chasinghapiness @Miss148 @NanaSomon @alwaysdream @jpandajackie @honeysoo @OctaviaHawkins @panopticlove @shannonl5 @cindystran @MichiGo4L @veselovskayavic @kpopgirly101 @kkkc @DocLee @KDramaKpop1015 @MirandaTuan @AraceliJiminez @MimiKawaiiGirl @MercyJackson @AnnaNaumova @Eesis @cheesm @chrissy @KpopGirl17 Ok so if we forgot to tag you I am so sorry, me and jiggzy just tagged everyone we could think of, so if we missed you and you would like to be tagged next time let us know in the comment section :) Also don't forget that you aren't obligated to do this whether we tagged you or not, if you are interested in doing this I hope you have fun!!! If you want to see everyone's awesome playlists, or catch up on past ones or any you may have missed, you can follow the collection >>here<< if you want to :D And if you havent checked ou the community guidlines please do so by clicking >>here<< Good Luck everyone!!! Credit to the owners of these photos and gifs (I DO NOT own any of these photos or gifs)
Build your own internet radio station
https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-build-my-own-internet-radio-station-in-India/answer/Rakesh-Shrivas-24 Out of my personal experience, I am sharing with you my own story & the right process to Build your own internet radio station!Starting my own radio station was my dream! So I had applied for the community radio license in 2014 which was rejected! So I came across the Indian radio broadcaster RiggroDigital.com who supported me to start my online radio station called Radio Namkeen which has over 5 lakh listeners! Today I have my huge fan following! I am sharing with you my beginner's guide! I am also sharing with you this quick link Video which will help you learn all.It is a very simple 9 step formula & you can also build your online streaming radio station from your home computer in just 10 minutes! To begin, 1st decide your online radio station's theme & concept! Example: What is your internet radio station going to Broadcast? Now let’s analyze who are your listeners are? What kind of content, music & audio do they want to hear! Accordingly, create a catchy name for your online radio station that can build a bonding with your audiences. Besides, make sure you create a stunning logo for your online radio station. Music licensing & Legalities- It is equally important to broadcast licensed & copyrighted content according to your county’s law. Eventually, this is something you would be responsible for! The best option is to go for the cover version songs or royalty-free content which is very easily available on youtube! Even the youth love the cover versions!Decide on the programming structure of your radio station! Example: at what time you shall play which program! Automation Software- It is most important to have very reliable cloud automation, scheduling & broadcasting software. In my case, I am using Riggro Cast, which is the Worlds No. #1 most dependable, & easy use internet radio broadcasting software! Next, you need to create & configure a broadcasting app for your online radio station! This is where you shall do live Shows on your radio station right from the Android App provided by Riggro Digital!The next step Riggro Digital will not only give you Free or the Premium Radio Apps but also upload your radio app to their directory on Google Play but also you will get listeners, easily! Last but not least having the right studio equipment setup list- Starting your internet radio station with the best equipment is the key to successful programming! You will spend less time recording & editing & doing more creative productions! So I advise you to read their blog to choose the right radio equipment: https://www.riggrodigital.com/learn-how-to-start-internet-radio-station/All the best for starting your online radio station.
6 Korean Olympians To Watch!
You know I can't WAIT for the Olympics so let's look at a few awesome Olympians representing South Korea :D PS: 올림픽 - oh-lim-pik! Ki Bo Bae - Archery A South Korean archer who was ranked the world’s number one archer in August 2015. She is the current World Championship and the defending Olympic champion in archery. An Chang Rim - Judo South Korea’s premier lightweight Judo champion and the nation’s representative in the 2016 summer olympics. He is currently ranked first in the world and seeded first in the Olympics. Kim Ji Yeon - Fencing A South Korean sabre fencer and the 2012 Olympic champion. Having started foil fencing at the age of 13, she is the first South Korean woman to win a gold medal in fencing in the Olympic games. Shin A Lam - Fencing A fencer whose 2012 duel sparked a huge controversy in the Olympic games after a timekeeping error gave her opponent a timing advantage. When South Korea immediately appealed the decision, Shin waited for over an hour on the duelling ground, in accordance to the fencing bylaws, while judges deliberated and eventually gave the win to Shin’s opponent. Son Yeon Jae - Rhythmic Gymnastics An individual rhythmic gymnast, dubbed the “National Fairy” of South Korea. She has won titles in the 2014 Asian Games, 2010 Asian Games, and 2014 World Championships. Calling it now: she's going to be the next Kim Yuna and have her face on EVERY advertisement lol! Park Tae Hwan - Swimming An Olympic swimmer who is the first South Korean to win an Olympic medal in swimming. He has competed and won medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, and is to compete once more in the upcoming 2016 games. Who else is PUUUUUMPED for the Olympics?!
How to cancel a flight with TAP Air Portugal?
Have you booked your flight with TAP Portugal, but now, you are needed to cancel your flight ticket due to some uncertainty. It is faced by many passengers in various airlines. To remain safe in this scenario, customers are required t get complete knowledge of the procedure to cancel the airline's flight. Don't worry if you don't know the process. We get to consider it in the below-mentioned instructions. Steps to cancel the flight of TAP Portugal: If you are looking to cancel your flight, you must be well aware of the ticket's procedure. We are considering the process in the pointers: Firstly customers are required to visit the official website of the airline. Then go to the "Manage my Bookings" section of the website. In this section, customers must fill out the details like Booking reference number, passenger's surname, and others. After filling out these details, carefully tap the "Submit" button. Now in this step, you get to find your booking, select it and tap the tab "Cancel" for canceling the ticket. Take a look at the cancellation related rules of TAP Portugal; It is also essential to get a detailed understanding of the "TAP Air Portugal cancellation policy" to proceed with canceling the ticket. Some of the pointers are provided below: If the cancellation of the ticket is performed within 24 hours of the initial booking, the passenger will get a total refund amount. Cancellation of the tickets can be performed through the official website of the airline or airport counter. There is some category of tickets that cannot be canceled . After reading the detailed guidelines regarding canceling the TAP Portugal flight ticket, if you have further dilemmas, be in touch with TAP Portugal customer service to get professionalized assistance.