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Koreans Got Talent: Auditioning for U.S. Army Gigs in Korea

Maliangkay, Roald


K-pop’s talent factories and the popularity of televised pop music auditions have placed Korea’s contemporary auditioning processes in the spotlight. But under what conditions did auditions take place in the past, and on the basis of what criteria? This study investigates the ways in which aspiring pop music talents auditioned in the 1950s, when many of Korea’s veteran pop music celebrities were first discovered. A site of transcultural negotiation and compromise, the auditions...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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