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The Korea Center-King Sejong Institute, or KC-KSI, in the Auburn University Office of International Programs will host a K-Pop Party on April 2, from 5-8 p.m. at the Telfair B. Peet Theater on Auburn’s campus. The event is free and open to all Auburn students, faculty and staff. The general public is also encouraged to attend.

The K-pop party will serve as a celebration of Korean pop music as well as a contest for individuals or groups wishing to display their musical talents (i.e., sing, dance and/or play an instrument). Those interested in participating in the contest can register as a solo, pair or group. To register, visit here and fill out the required information by March 20.

For those individuals/groups that wish to participate in the contest portion of the event, but don’t know any K-Pop songs or dances, the KC-KSI invites you to attend one or both of their free K-Pop classes on Feb. 22 and March 15. Both classes will be from 6:40-7:10 p.m. on Zoom. The Feb. 22 class will cover the song “Butter” by BTS, and the March 15 class will cover “Cold Blooded” by Jessi. To sign up for a K-Pop class, visit here.

Korean pop music gained its popularity in the early 1990s. Then, thanks to the development of social networking services and online video sharing platforms like YouTube, the Korean entertainment industry and K-Pop reached a global audience.

If there are any questions about the K-Pop Party, please contact the Korea Center-King Sejong Institute at auksi@auburn.edu.

To learn more about the Korea Center-King Sejong Institute and their events throughout the spring semester, please visit the Office of International Programs’ website.