DBSK And Big Bang Appointed “Cultural Ambassador”


Both five-member groups Dong Bang Shin Ki and Big Bang received the exceptional recognition of being “Cultural Ambassadors.”

The private organization from the Cultural Tourism Board, the Korea
Foundation for International Culture Exchange (KOFICE) stated, “Due to
the contributions they have made in the development of the cultural
aspect through popular music, we have decided to appoint/award them as
‘Cultural Ambassadors’ as a form of recognition.”

They have produced the most number of successful album records even
in such a difficult period of time in the music industry, and have been
energetically involved in both local and overseas activities; these are
the main reasons behind this award.

A representative from KOFICE said, “This honor was awarded based on
those who have contributed to the cultural industry on a yearly basis.
Every year, this award has been given to those working in the cultural
field, but this year is an exception as it has been given to idol

They added, “As both Dong Bang Shin Ki and Big Bang are busy with
their schedules, the official announcement will be made later in

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