2024 ‘K-Culture’ presents Korean and Filipino talents in Manila and Cebu

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“K-Culture Next Door” returns bigger and better under the auspices of the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC), at two locations—SM Mall of Asia Music Hall in Manila on May 4-5 and SM Seaside City Cebu, the Mountain Wing Atrium and Skyhall on June 15-16. 

The KCC is holding the festival to celebrate 75 years of friendship between Korea and the Philippines, a close connection marked by cultural exchange and interaction between the two nations. “For the cultural experience, we have everything from the traditional—hangeul (alphabet), hanbok (costume), and jeontongnori (games)—to the contemporary,” it said.

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Korea’s top indie rock sensation, Jannabi, will perform at the Manila leg’s opening ceremony on May 4. Filipino talents will also take the stage, including individual and group performers at the “Mini K-pop Busking Concert.” 

In Cebu, there will be a K-pop cover dance contest for Filipinos, as well as a show by the Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Dance Company. 

The festival will be presented by the KCC and its partners from certain Korean-government agencies and corporations (Samsung Philippines, Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc., AmorePacific Philippines). Small and medium-sized enterprises will be represented by the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency, along with the Korea Tourism Organization-Manila Office, Korea Copyright Protection Agency Manila Representative Office, and Korea Agro Fisheries and Food Trade Corp. Philippines Office.

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Its local partners are SM Supermalls and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. The festival is open to the public for free. 

For more information and updates, follow the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines @kccphil).

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