This week was ‘The future of Kpop’ in which writer from the Guardian, Edwina Mukasa was present.
For those of you who may not know, Edwina wrote an article called ‘Bored by Cowell pop? Try K-pop’ for The Guardian, which was released on December 15th. For the article she interviewed G.NA, along with some fans, and ourselves. She also runs the This London Chick blog.
For the first half of the class Edwina asked the students about the future of K-pop. Questions such as; ‘What do you think K-pop will achieve in the future?’ and ‘How do blogs and other online media help to spread the word of K-pop?’.
Students had mixed views, in general students thought that whilst singing in English might help artists to break the western markets, they did not want to see artists singing in English as much as they would Korean. Some of the reasons being that in some English versions or just in English lyrics, bad English is often used. Examples of this are: ‘Roll like a buffalo’ and ‘Don’t deny our r^2 pi’.
After break students were to act out their perceptions of what K-pop would become in 20-30 years time.
What do you think is the future of Kpop? Comment below with your thoughts!