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K-POP Contest Latin America: from the Gangnam Style to Today

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By Marina Antonella Caruso
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The K-pop, part of the Korean wave, began to expand rapidly, especially in Asia until, in 2012, struck in major Western media through the song Gangnam Style by PSY

K-pop, the renowned musical genre from the song Gangnam Style continues to ravage so that this year in Argentina called "K-POP Contest Latin America - Edition 2015" will take place, organized by the Korean Cultural Center of the Embassy the Republic of Korea in Argentina- But ... what's it really about? Why is it so popular and known? ... Enterate more!

The K-Pop -in Spanish, Korean popular music - is a musical genre that includes many styles such as dance music, hip hop, rap, rock and R & B, which refers specifically to the popular music of South Korea, because North Korea does not have an industry of popular music with western influence.

The rise of K-pop was from the popular group "Seo Taiji and Boys" created by a South Korean musician and composer named Seo Taiji, as popular Korean culture that it could be compared to the influence of Michael Jackson in the US in the 80s.

In 1992, "Seo Taiji and Boys" marked an important point in the Korean popular music, since it incorporated Western genres like hip hop, rock, techno, Electropop, he joined such groups as Panic, which marked the trend of the current generation of artists K-Pop and yet managed successfully acquired a new audience: teens, who bore the name of "Idol bands" bands formed by groups of boys and girls.

Finally, in the 2000s, K-pop, part of the Korean wave, began to expand rapidly, especially in Asia until, in 2012, struck in major Western media through the song Gangnam Style by PSY , which was broadcast on the Internet and in a couple of months became the most watched video in YouTube history.

Currently the essential groups when introducing us to this genre are: Big Bang, or more recognized by MTV as the kings of K-Pop due to his great influence, high sales and countless number one worldwide; EXO, who has been a landmark to locate in seventh place in the ranking of artists worldwide in the prestigious journal Billboard- is the highest place achieved a k-pop band in history; and behind them is 2NE1 female group was ranked ninth in the ranking this year.

So if you want to be one of them and are interested in the topic, enter the following link to inform rather stay out of this huge revolution in the Korean music.

http://www.concursokpop-latinoamerica.com/bases.html