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Even though this is the golden age of idol groups and dance music, there are still fans who enjoy rock music, which has the longest history of all music genres in Korea. Korean people have been very passionate about rock music and performances of Korean musicians are comparable to those of the very best rock musicians in the world. Rock on, Korea! will provide you with a special opportunity to observe the past and the present of Korean rock music, along with social phenomena of the past 50 years. You will also be able to explore how K-pop music is becoming mainstream and sweeping the world.
  • 51:05 Rock on Korea Ep13 Koreanized Rock (Final Ep)

    Rock on Korea Ep13 Koreanized Rock (Final Ep)

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    Rock Meets ROK In this episode on , we explore how the legendary band, Deulgukhwa popularized rock in the '80s, by skillfully blending the western genre of rock with unique Korean emotions. We also look at how those influenced by Deulgukhwa now lead the r

  • 49:46 Rock on Korea Ep12 College Musicians Festival

    Rock on Korea Ep12 College Musicians Festival

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    In 1977 'College Musicians Festival' was launched with a catchphrase of 'for students' sound enjoyment of music and sound development of mainstream music'. Ever since, the festival has won over young hearts nationwide. It also became *the* springboard to

  • 50:56 Rock on Korea Ep11 Popularizing Rock: Rock Ballads

    Rock on Korea Ep11 Popularizing Rock: Rock Ballads

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    This installment explores the world of rock ballads, built by those who reached out to the general public. For decades, the band Boohwal and solo artist Kim Kyung-ho have led this effort to popularize rock, beyond the circle of rock manias. We meet the tw

  • 49:59 Rock on Korea Ep10 Fusion Rock

    Rock on Korea Ep10 Fusion Rock

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    Renowned guitarist and our host on Rock on Korea, Kim Do-kyun has made great efforts to fuse traditional Korean music with rock. Kim's interpretation of traditional music on his electric guitar is simply, superb. Other efforts in fusion rock include those

  • 49:29 Rock on Korea Ep09 Breaking Down Our Prejudice

    Rock on Korea Ep09 Breaking Down Our Prejudice

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    In this episode, we meet Korea's leading all-female and female led bands. We hear songs and stories from The Rock Tigers, who are famous for their retro-style rock. Also featured in the program are pioneers of diverse genres ranging from hard rock to acou

  • 50:32 Rock on Korea Ep08 Korean Indie Bands

    Rock on Korea Ep08 Korean Indie Bands

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    The 1980s may have been the heyday of rock n roll. But today, rock is back in Korea, thanks in part to scores of unique indie bands and their relentless efforts. Korean Indie Bands explores how some indie bands are breathing new life into the nation's mus

  • 49:54 Rock on Korea Ep07 Shut up, Listen to me

    Rock on Korea Ep07 Shut up, Listen to me

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    Retraces the history of Korean 'Punk Rock' with leading rock guitarist, Kim Do-kyun, who hits the town to meet pioneers of the music genre. Of those featured is the Godfather of Joseon Rock Crying Nut. We get the scoop on how Crying Nut got started and se

  • 49:28 Rock on Korea Ep06 Modern rock

    Rock on Korea Ep06 Modern rock

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    In this episode, we will deeply look at a number of distinctive modern rock bands who are actively performing in Korea. Starting from H2O, Korean modern rock came into the world in the 1990s. It was a vocalist Kim Jun-won who came back on stage after stud

  • 50:36 Rock on Korea Ep05 Rocking 70's-Resurrection of Korean Rock

    Rock on Korea Ep05 Rocking 70's-Resurrection of Korean Rock

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    Debuted in 1977, Sanwollim is Korea's first underground band and also alternative rock band. 3 brothers in this band, who started composing during their midteens, produced album for celebrating the leader Kim chang wan's graduation in university, and sudd

  • 50:59 Rock on Korea Ep04 Korea's heavy metal

    Rock on Korea Ep04 Korea's heavy metal

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    Let's have look at Korea's heavy metal scene. Various Korean heavy metal bands like Shin Jung-hyun, Sanwoolim, and Last Chance were formed in the 1980s. Particularly, Sinawi led by guitarist Shin Dae-chul and Baekdusan, and vocalist You Hyun-sang and guit

  • 48:45 Rock on Korea Ep03 Han Dae-soo

    Rock on Korea Ep03 Han Dae-soo

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    Korean folk rock pioneer Han Dae-soo Korean acoustic guitar culture originated in the late 1960s from Korean folk music. Han Dae-soo, called an everlasting Hippie, early experienced western music culture like the Beatles and Bob Dylan and introduced folk

  • 50:26 Rock on Korea Ep02 Sinchon Blues

    Rock on Korea Ep02 Sinchon Blues

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    Korean Blues Rock Sinchon Blues Sinchon Blues developed the genre Blues which has its root in African-American music in Korea. It was originally a band led by Um In-ho that gave performances in small cafes around Sinchon in the 1980s. Since many members o

  • 49:26 Rock on Korea Ep01 Naissance of Korean Rock

    Rock on Korea Ep01 Naissance of Korean Rock

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    The Godfather of Korean Rock Music 'Shin Jung-hyeon' and the naissance of Korean Rock in the 1960s. We are going to look at Korean Rock musicians who were based in the American Army base in Dongducheon after the Korean War as the pivotal figures in the st

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