[BBC World Service] The Arts Hour on Tour in Seoul (2017.7.23)
The Arts Hour on Tour in Seoul
The Arts Hour on Tour is in Seoul, South Korea to see how arts and culture are reflecting the rapidly changing lives of its young people.
Seoul is a highly technologically developed city. It has the fastest WiFi in the world, K-pop and computer gamers who earn six figure salaries. Nevertheless, eight out of ten young people there say they would like to emigrate.
Joining Nikki Bedi on stage at RedBox Platform Chang Dong 61, are super star indie rock band Hyukoh, electronic duo Love X Stereo and TV satirist Young-Joo Lee.
Music agent Bernie Cho and film critic Nemmo Kim join the discussion panel and novelist Krys Lee, talks about her novel, How I Became A North Korean, based on her time working on the North Korean border with China.
(Photo shows Annie Ko of Love X Stereo performing live for The Arts Hour on Tour (c) BBC)
Take a Culture Cab Through Seoul
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Nikki Bedi takes a Culture Cab around the artistic secrets of Seoul with Love X Stereo singer, Annie Ko. From 24 hour computer gaming bars, to the Hanbok craze for dressing up in traditional costume and the long board skaters who practise their dancing along the banks of the Han river.
(Photo shows Annie Ko and Nikki Bedi (c) BBC)