Sunday, February 7, 2010

[Trans] 100205 Chilean Fans of Kpop Become Famous on Korean TV

A group of young supporters, followers of Kpop, dance together to music that is raging in the distant continent,
a hobby that even drew the attention of South Korean television.

They dance, sing and some of them even learn Korean. These are some of the activities of Chilean fans of k-pop,
music that is fashionable in Asia and which each day calls the attention of more Chilean adolescents.

Youth ranging from 15 to 18, meet every week at the Discoteque Alpha Lo Prado to dress,
sing and move at the pace of the lyrics they themselves are responsible for translating
and that to many it even lead to learning the Korean language.

Arlette Ramirez, one of the representatives of the group TVXQ! Chile, said that the interest came from Japanese anime
and from there, looking for information about groups on the Internet,
they began to come together to talk about their taste for Korean music in a forum created especially for it
and that now has more than 100 thousand hits, 2 thousand of them in Chile alone.

Groups like Big Bang, Rain, Changmin or Jewelry are most likely to sound totally unknown to the common public,
however, for the fans they are true stars who follow their every step, despite being so far away from them.

Besides getting together each week at the Discoteque Alpha, groups of fans formed friendships with who they come
together to share and view YouTube videos, learn choreography and collect posters and photographs of their idols.

Such is the enthusiasm for Korean culture, that it aroused the interest of the television network SBS of Korea,
who will travel to Chile to make a report, documenting their fanaticism, and that we present below.

T/N: It seems that the writer of this article thinks that Changmin is the name of a band,
and not one of the Members of TVXQ.
Also, you can see the video on the source website. (*Click the word canal13 below)

Source: Espectaculos Canal13
Translation: Lexy @
Credits: { One World. One Red Ocean. One TVXQ! }
shared by: sweetfig@blogspot
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