Riya Chaudhary, Delhi: K-Pop or Korean Pop is a music genre that originated in South Korea. It consists of a variety of popular music styles that covers mostly dance-pop, pop ballad, electronic, rock, hip-hop, R&B, etc. In India, the spread of Korean Wave, also known as Hallyu Wave, began in the early 2000s in the North East region and now it is spreading rapidly all over the country. By the persistent efforts of Korean Cultural Centre India, K-pop has marked its popularity and success in India through K-POP INDIA CONTEST, which takes place every year since 2013.
Ashley Kumar, Delhi: I have been a K-pop enthusiast for years, but I had never dreamt that I would see K-pop artists perform live in my country. But this dream came true when VAV came to India for a series of concerts and fan meets starting May 31, 2019.
Archana Goswami, Delhi: I always wanted to attend a K-event at KCCI (Korean Cultural Center of India), Delhi, ever since I got interested in the Korean Culture through K-pop and K-dramas. Last year, I finally got the chance to be a part of an event at KCCI. The admin of Korean Culture India Fan Club, Ms. Prerna Tiwari organised a birthday celebration event for BTS members Kim Seok-jin and Kim Tae-hyung on December 29, 2019. I will forever be grateful to her for organising this event and giving all of us a memorable experience of a lifetime. Around 130 fans attended this event!
As you all know, every year, idols from the Korean Entertainment Industry come to India to perform for their fans. I try to attend the concerts and fan-meets with these idols. So this year in February, I came to know about Z-Stars’ Concert in Gurgaon. They were to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe on February 12. I was so excited as Z-Stars consists of idols from different countries, and there are two idols from India too – Sid and Priyanka. These two make me proud!
Nanaki Singh, Delhi: Since time immemorial, music has always been one of the ways to alleviate the stress, as well as, it has played an important role in uniting people across boundaries. That being said, as a BTS ARMY, recently I experienced something unique which I was lucky enough to be able to witness during this quarantine. This experience was attending Bang Bang Con on the 18th and 19th of April 2020.
Riya Choudhary, Delhi: It’s a dream of every K-Pop fan to get the opportunity to attend a fan meet and witness your favorite idol face-to-face. Recently this dream and wish of mine got fulfilled when I got the chance to attend MONT’s fan meet in Delhi.
Riya Choudhary, Delhi: It’s a dream and a lovely wish of every fan to attend the concert of a group or artist they like and admire. For me, it was one of my wishes on my bucket list. Recently this wish of mine got fulfilled!