On 4 September 2022, the Korean Cultural Center in Brussels is organizing a 100% pure K-POP event in Brussels under the name “K-POP WORLD FESTIVAL X BLACK SWAN”. The concert will take place at La Madeleine.
The event “The K-POP World Festival and BLACKSWAN” is composed of two parts, the first stage will be a K-POP World Festival where 13 teams in groups or solo who perform K-POP dance will compete for the prizes. In the second part will be a concert of the K-POP Female Group, “Black Swan” in which Fatou, a Belgian member is in. “Black Swan” is a group made up of members of multi-nationalities from Belgium, India, Brazil to Germany. It is unique that this group is the first non-Korean K-POP group. They will perform for 1 hour for Belgian and European fans.
BLACKSWAN debuted on October 16th 2020 from South Korea. They are the first and only global girl group with the members from various parts of the world such as Korea, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, India etc. BLACKSWAN is named after the Black Swan Theory, meaning that it will become the only globally recognized idol who shows unique and differentiated charm among swans(ordinary K-pop Idols) prevalent in the global music industry. About a year after their debut, they came back with their 1st single album called ‘Close to Me’ on Oct 14th 2021. This album, overall boosted their recognition throughout globe significantly.
Two new members have joined through their distinctive auditioning & training system called ‘Cygnus Project’. It was a total 6 months length project and two new trainees, Gabi and Sriya, passed and joined BLACKSWAN and now they are about to take a new journey.
Also at La Madeleine, six top artists will be united for the first time in Belgium, singing for freedom and peace. On 14 September, they will perform the songs by Kim Min-ki, one of the greatest singers in the history of Korean pop and folk music. They will immerse you with the songs which are embedded with a particular emotion, accompanied by poignant melodies. You will experience Korean pop then and now through the lens of early Korean popular music. And It will eventually bring you on the journey back to the past of K-pop which is considered the foundation of current K-pop before its global phenomenon.
- Haki Park, a representative folk-rock singer and a singer-songwriter
- Eun-Mi Lee, the queen of live performances and the barefoot diva
- Seung-Hwa Park, a vocalist from Yurisangja with a soft and healing voice
- Dong-Ha Jung, a singer with meticulous voice embracing listeners from all ages
- ALi, passionately singing with her unrivaled voice and excellent vocal skills
- Chun-Ho Haam, undoubtedly a master of popular music and a top-notch guitarist
Since 2016, the Korean Cultural Center in Brussels organizes the K-Pop Academy, a special education program held every summer. In 2020 and 2021 it had to be held online due to Covid-19, but this year it’s been possible to attend it in person from the 1st until the 27th of August.
The academy operates as a vocal class and a dance class for a month, students not only improve their K-pop vocal and dance skills for 4 weeks, but also participate in the Korean culture experience workshop such as Korean calligraphy, hanji craft, pansori, taekwondo, and others, all of which are prepared by the Korean Cultural Center.
This year, the K-Pop Academy celebrates its 7th anniversary, and the centre has prepared a special edition. The concept of this academy is ‘K-pop reinterpreted by Belgians’. In particular, this year, the teachers will not be dispatched from Korea, but they will be Belgian professional K-POP instructors, who are active in Belgium among excellent students who have participated in the previous K-Pop Academies.
K-POP WORLD FESTIVAL X BLACK SWAN
4 September 2022 at 7:30 pm
Venue: La Madeleine
RE:SOUND KOREAN POP
“K-POP, singing for freedom & peace”
14 September 2022 at 9:00 pm
Venue: La Madeleine