This past semester, Korean Conversation Club hosted not one but two K-Pop parties at Bison Witches in downtown Norman.
Unlike your typical college parties or clubs, the music in this one is entirely from K-Pop or Korean Pop. This may sound a little weird to have a K-Pop party in Oklahoma, but I was ecstatic when I heard of the opportunity.
The best way I can describe K-Pop is the best of both Eastern and Western influences. Much of what the East is known for, dancing and visuals, combines with Western genres to make a highly modernized genre. Also, K-Pop is well known for utilizing social media to promote its brand across Asia and the world. Nowadays, even Western artists have cited K-Pop as an inspiration or influence on how they promote themselves. Infamously, they are well known for their systematic way of training artists from early age, which has been criticized by many Western commenters. In the West, developed talent comes before signing with the media companies, a stark contrasts to the involvement with companies in Korea. Nonetheless, their music remains highly popular.
I highly recommend anyone at OU to come out to one of these next semester!