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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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2018-09-18 ENCORE!

Joaquin Phoenix: 'Jacques Audiard is unique, even among French directors'

Jacques Audiard, best known for directing films such as "Dheepan" and "A Prophet", is back with a genuine Western, entitled "The Sisters Brothers". FRANCE 24's Vincent Roux sat...

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2018-09-17 ENCORE!

Music show: Sônge, Christine and the Queens, plus Prince

We meet Sônge, an up-and-coming French artist with an eclectic alt-RnB sound that blends elements of electro and hip-hop. She’s gearing up to release her debut album showcasing...

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2018-09-14 ENCORE!

The making of a masterpiece: Picasso's landmark pieces on show

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2018-09-13 ENCORE!

A Director of his Word on Pope Francis

From a new pass that opens up expensive high-end culture to young people in France to the fight for equality between the sexes at the Toronto Film Festival, and an interview with...

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2018-09-12 ENCORE!

Film show: 'The Freshmen', 'Shéhérazade' and 'Thunder Road'

It's survival of the fittest for students hoping to study medicine here in France, an ultra-competitive race which has been fictionalized by Thomas Lilti in "The Freshmen",...

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