Greater than 3,500 USC college students and group members on Friday attended the college’s first Ok-Pop Festa. The day’s occasions featured a free live performance by Korean mega-star Sejeong Kim and chart-topping boy group Kingdom, a world Ok-pop cowl dance contest and an instructional discussion board analyzing the worldwide phenomenon of Ok-pop with USC school, graduate college students and a number one leisure business govt.
The occasion was hosted by the Korean Cultural Heart in Los Angeles, the Korea Basis for Worldwide Cultural Trade and the Korean Ministry of Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism to commemorate the 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the U.S. by cultural alternate. The USC Annenberg Faculty for Communication and Journalism and the East Asian Research Heart on the USC Dornsife Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences labored collectively to carry the spectacle to the USC College Park Campus.
“Because the first-ever Ok-pop occasion on a U.S. college campus to function each an instructional discussion board and a dwell live performance, it was significant to debate and have a good time the way forward for Ok-pop with opinion-leaders at USC,” mentioned Sangwon Jung, director of the Korean Cultural Heart of Los Angeles.
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