By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 7: At a time when Korean fashion and Korean films are gaining popularity in the State, particularly among youths, Korean Pop - popularly known as K-pop is also getting its foothold in the State.
With many teenagers and adolescence enthusiastic in this form of Korean popular music, gathering huge crowd whenever a K-pop concert is held in the State is no surprise.
In yet another instance of K-pop getting into limelight, Manipur State Film Development Society’s Hall was fully packed on Sunday during the regional round competition of Changwon K-pop Contest.
Altogether 28 performances, including dances and songs were performed by 80 participants from various States of North East at the contest organized by K Club under Department of Foreign Language, Manipur University and sponsored by Korean Cultural Centre, (KCCI), India and LG India.
The performers enthralled the audience with their eye catching performances mixed with colourful attires and captivating voices during the contest.
Speaking to The Sangai Express, Dr A Romita Devi, Assistant Professor, Korean, Department of Foreign Language informed that the winner of the contest (regional round) will get the opportunity to contest in the grand finale of the contest which will be held in Delhi.
The winner of the grand finale at Delhi will further represent India in the final event at Changwon in South Korea, she said.
When asked about the aim of organizing the event in the State, she said that the contest was a perfect platform for K-pop enthusiasts and artists for exposing their talents to outside world.
Preliminary rounds are being held in various countries to select K-pop performers (dancers and singers) for the final event at Changwon, South Korea.