Culture Minister Hwang Hee and music producer Kim Hyung-suk (L) pose for photos at the Culture Ministry office in Yongsan, central Seoul, on Monday. (Yonhap)
The K-Culture festival kicks off Nov. 13 and 14 at the country’s largest convention center, Kintex, northwest of Seoul in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province.
The K-Culture Festival is the world’s leading festival connecting Korean culture with the world, further expanding Hallyu, or the Korean Wave. The two-day festival aims to encourage visitors to experience various aspects of Korean culture, including cuisine, beauty, drama, fashion and K-pop.
After beginning his musical career writing “In the Name of Love” by Korean folk rock legend Kim Kwang-seok, Kim Hyung-suk cemented his legacy by producing Korea’s finest singers, including Lee Moon-sae, JYP, Sung Si-kyung and IU.
The producer was widely recognized for his role as musical director of a cultural festival celebrating the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between South Korea and China and “Evergreen Tree 2020”, a remake of the iconic song to mark the 60th anniversary of the April revolution which led to the resignation of the first South Korean president in 1960.
Kim recently performed a campaign song for the Seoul P4G summit held in May.
This year’s festival is centered around K-pop, providing a platform for fans around the world to connect with their favorite artists.
The ministry said it was looking to expand the event into an international music festival involving award ceremonies and global conferences starting next year.
By Lee Si-jin ([email protected])