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South Korea: The Country, Music, and Culture
Transcript of South Korea: The Country, Music, and Culture
Over Japanese Reign until surrender to States in 1945
Peninsula split after WWII
Korean War (1950 - 1953)
Armistice/ Treaty signed in 1953; demilitarized zone established to split peninsula
North Korea: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
South Korea : Republic of Korea
Modern Democracy; Current Leader : Lee Myung Bak Bibliography Contemporary Music E N T E R T A I N M E N T K-pop is a big part of Korean entertainment. There are also K-Dramas WELCOME TO Music Festival Tongyeong International TIMF Classical, Contemporary, Jazz
Held in Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do
Formed in 2000-2001
Gained success in 2003-2004 concerts, leading to it's international title
Ensemble TIMF A Brief Overview MUSIC FESTIVALS Daegu International Music Festival Musical and Theatre Plays
Hosted Annually in Daegu
Created to boost sales of muscials and theatre plays
A Cultural Event
Started in 2006 K-POP ARTISTS IN SOUTH KOREA ARE.. BIG DIMF
Hangeul, the language of South Korea, is a source of pride in the country. In the 15th century, King Seojong gathered the brightest scholars at the time and created a writing system that could be learned by Koreans of all classes; to this day, the literacy rate of Korea is 99%.
In the recent years, Korea’s economy and its entertainment industry have skyrocketed since the Korean War.
Today, South Korea is the Unites States’ seventh-largest trading partner and is the 15th largest economy in the world.
In addition, the Korean wave (Hallyu Wave) has been spreading world-wide. Fans all over the world are captivated with Korean pop music (K-Pop), Korean dramas, and movies. Traditional Instruments The Gayageum,
A 12 Stringed Zither The Bipa,
a pear shaped lute with 4-5 strings •"¢Æ DIMF - DAEGU INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL FESTIVAL." ´ë±¸±¹Á¦¹ÂÁöÄÃÆä½ºÆ¼¹ú. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2012. <http://dimf.or.kr/2010/english/intro/02.ht
•"TIMF Ensemble." timf.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Dec. 2012. <timf.org/ensemble_e/ensemble_intro.ph
•"World Fact Book." Korea, South. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Dec. 2012. <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ks.html>. Cultures Clothing Traditions & National Holidays Food South Korea is a country filled with rich culture, history, and liveliness. There are nearly people in SK. 49.8 million All Koreans have the right to
practice their own religion. While tensions have been high between the North and South Korea since the Korean War, South Korea has skyrocketed. the Korean wave (Hallyu Wave) has been spreading world-wide. Fans all over the world are captivated with Korean pop music (K-Pop), Korean dramas, and movies. The Daegeum A transverse flute Hwang Byeonggi (1966) - Gayageum LANGUAGE Hangeul, the language of South Korea, is a source of pride in the country. In the 15th century, King Seojong gathered the brightest scholars at the time and created a writing system that could be learned by Koreans of all classes To this day, the literacy rate of Korea is 99%. The alphabet is made up of 14 consonants and 11 vowels. T H E E N D Traditional Korean Clothing: Hanbok Chuseok Independence Day Christmas Hangul Day Children's Day New Years A type of harvest festival
taken place on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calender!