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An inside look at the K-pop wave in South Korea (part 1)

Exporting homegrown pop culture has become something of an art in South Korea, as K-pop and K-dramas seduce foreign markets from Southeast Asia to Latin America. The phenomenon has its own name: "Hallyu", which loosely translates as "The Korean Wave". FRANCE 24’s Olivia Salazar-Winspear heads to Seoul, going behind the scenes of the music industry at one of the city’s many K-pop academies, where students train in dance, singing and production.

Post-rock trio Jambinai provide a counterpoint to the sugary offerings of the boy bands and girl bands of mainstream pop. The band shows us how they use traditional instruments to create modern sounds.

>> Click here to watch the second part of the show.

By Olivia SALAZAR-WINSPEAR , Renaud LEFORT

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2018-01-16 music

Remembering Cranberries star Dolores O'Riordan

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2018-01-15 music

Brendan Power: The future of the harmonica

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2018-01-12 culture

Meeting green-fingered French poet Lucien Suel

French poet Lucien Suel open his doors to FRANCE 24. He invites us into his home in the country's northern Flanders region, where he tends to his secret garden of inspiration....

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2018-01-11 Culture

Eddie Izzard on French grammar, Brexit and trying to get his mother back

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2018-01-10 culture

Film show: Maverick director Sam Fuller and 'Molly’s Game'

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