John Park had initially become famous as a semi-finalist on American Idol. And the three album genres range from soul-funk to jazz, to fulfill every fans' taste, so I suggest you hit your nearest record store or buy the music online.
I'm so excited to buy all of these new albums. Well, what else is hot in entertainment[Reporter : ] Well, no one can deny that the K-pop industry is spreading across the globe at a RAPID pace. K-pop idols are not only holding concerts in Korea, Japan, and China, but also in the United States, France, AND Brazil. Yes, it's very good to hear how many different people around the world are appreciating Korean music.
Yes and to make this Hallyu blowout continue, the government decided to open a K-Arts academy to cultivate global artists at a young age. Check this out. Korean popular culture is truly booming these days. Today, Hallyu, also known as the Korean Wave, consists of popular culture such as K-pop, Korean TV series, and movies. Efforts are now underway to tie in traditional Korean culture with more contemporary interests.
A K-Arts academy will open in April to help all those involved with Hallyu devise original contents to further spread the Korean Wave.
This may be viewed as an attempt to foster and nurture global artists at an early stage. In fact, an art academy for gifted children is another project that is in the pipeline. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will also form a 12 billion-won fund to establish the K-Arts Academy and support original Korean musicals. Festivals are scheduled for the months of June and October this year, to further spread the cultural brand of Korea.
'Arirang', an iconic Korean melody, will be used as a symbol to represent the brand. To achieve further cultural exchanges, Korean cultural institutes overseas, Korea centers, and the Sejong Hakdang are expected to expand and intensify activities, globally.