Watch: Kim Jong Min, Lee Sang Min, And Jang Do Yeon Use K-Pop To Teach Foreigners About Korea In New Variety Show
“K-pop Cultural Center” is a variety show where you can learn about Korea and its culture in a fun and easy way through K-pop.
Each episode will feature popular singers as daily instructors, and they will give their own singing lectures for ten foreign students who love K-pop. Foreign cast members of various nationalities will experience Korean culture indirectly through songs.
Hosted by Kim Jong Min, Lee Sang Min, and Jang Do Yeon, the program will have a cheerful atmosphere. The three MCs will represent Korean culture from the perspective of Koreans and help the students understand Korea better. They will also assist the foreign students in learning songs, and it will be interesting to see what kinds of performances they will showcase.
In one teaser, Jang Do Yeon and Lee Sang Min humorously come out of the subway while using lyrics from Yoo San Seul’s (Yoo Jae Suk‘s) “Hapjeong Station Exit No. 5.” The two foreigners standing at the exit muffle their laughter at their grand entrance but eventually break out into a funky dance with the MCs.
In the second teaser, Kim Jong Min enters the elevator while saying the lyrics of Roo’ra’s “The Angel Who Lost Wings.” The three male foreigners in the elevator burst into laughter as Kim Jong Min starts dancing to the song.
In another teaser, Kim Jong Min and Lee Sang Min sit outside a cafe near a foreign couple. Kim Jong Min uses the lyrics from Koyote’s “Genuine” to act out a situation in which Kim Jong Min wants to get back together with his girlfriend and Lee Sang Min gives him advice. They shock the couple by suddenly breaking out into a dance.
The production crew commented, “Music contains all the cultures of life, from the language and philosophy of the times and the feelings of joy and sorrow, to romance, family, and social trends. One of the best ways to understand a country is to learn its songs. Through K-pop, which is creating a global craze, it will be fun to teach foreigners who have affection for Korea about the Korean language and Korean sentiment and culture, and the diverse cultural differences that emerge in the process will be entertaining.”
“K-pop Cultural Center” will premiere on February 10 at 8:10 p.m. KST.