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Global Hallyu Forum 2013: Hallyu Live!



Join fellow Korean pop culture fans from across our region for a unique Hallyu community event! The Global Hallyu Forum 2013: Hallyu Live! will feature guest speakers at the cutting edge of Korean popular culture’s explosive growth in the United States, through film, dramas, music, and more. This year’s program looks at the future of Hallyu, the online community, and digital media.


As a special guest, K-Pop superstar group 9MUSES will take part in a live video chat with the audience at the forum.


Signed K-Pop Album Raffle!

Everyone who attends the forum will also have a chance to win an autographed album from TVXQ, Wonder Girls, G-Dragon, 2NE1, and Miss-A, with a 5 drawings at the end of the night! 


UPDATE: live video chat with K-Pop stars 9MUSES at the event!

PLUS: Welcome message from SHINee, 2nd in the playlist below! 

Click here to see the translation for 9MUSES in the YouTube video description!


Shape the conversation via our Facebook group!

What do you see as the future of Korean pop culture online?

Which Hallyu star would you like to invite?

How does digital media and social networking shape Hallyu?

What would you like to ask our forum presenters?

Share the Facebook event!


Presenters:


Jeff Benjamin K-Pop Columnist, Billboard
Min Kim Business development Director, DramaFever

Christian Oh Executive Director & Co-Founder, Kollaboration DC

Dave Tauler Founder, Dave Tauler Music Group

Natalie White (Pumashock) Singer/Songwriter and Producer

9MUSES (live video chat) K-Pop Group


Featuring Performances by: 

CoCo Avenue K-Pop Cover Group

Dave Yoon Kollaboration DC 2013 Winner 


About Hallyu Forum:


WHAT: Awesome presentations on Korean pop culture

WHO: Famous and expert speakers, hundreds of Hallyu fans, and you!

WHEN: 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Friday, November 8, 2013

WHERE: Jack Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW, Washington DC 20006

HOW: RSVP below and join the conversation on Facebook


The Global Hallyu Forum 2013 is presented in conjunction with the Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities Series, taking place at GWU on November 9! 



About the Presenters: 


Jeff Benjamin manages and writes Billboard's K-pop column, K-Town. A Fuse.tv writer, this New York University alumnus has also contributed to Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed, Radio.com, Popdust, AllKPop, and other publications. His opinions have been called upon by the New York Times, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Naver News and more. He also wrote the script of the premiere episode of Mnet America's 'Headliner' series. Highlights of his career include helping break news about PSY signing his U.S. record deal, reporting as the only writer allowed backstage at 2NE1’s first U.S. concert, securing the only interview HyunA allowed regarding an American debut as well as exclusives with TVXQ!, BIGBANG, Girls’ Generation, Wonder Girls, Lee Seung Gi, After School and many more.


Min Kim leads business development at DramaFever, the premiere online video platform for subtitled and curated selection of international TV shows. He previously co-founded two consumer startups and led user growth and business development at Reclip.It, a personalized deals dashboard that was acquired by Walmart Labs in Spring of '13. He is also the founder and organizer of Anytech Meetup, a 250 member group in New York that empowers Asian American entrepreneurs. Born in Korea and raised in Los Angeles, Min studied Economics and Political Science at the University of Chicago and began his career in marketing and advertising at Draftfcb.


Christian Oh is executive director and co-founder of Kollaboration DC, the first tri-state area Asian American Talent competition and showcase.  He is a major contributor to the Asian American community, whether it be teaching Asian American Studies at University of Maryland, helping to organize and emcee the KORUS Festival, or being a long-time champion of the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival.  He has background and education in the worlds of filmmaking, entertainment, music and has spoken about APIA and Korean American issues. As an avid follower of the Hallyu movement, he is a strong believer that Korea's greatest exports are the products coming from the entertainment industry in Korea. But his greatest hope is that there will be a connected rise in Asian American grown entertainment and music to catch fire from within the United States.


Dave Tauler plays more than 30 instruments, speaks Korean, Spanish and English, and is a winner of both the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and Amateur Night at the World Famous Apollo Theater. Having learned how to speak Korean at the age of 17 through serving in a Korean church, Dave entered into Kpop in 2003 when he was recruited to be the band leader and backing vocalist for Kim Bum Soo when Kim gave his premier concert in Washington, DC. Last year, the Dave Tauler Music Group became the first American band to professionally cover Kpop on YouTube, earning Dave a feature on Star King, Korea's number one Saturday evening television show.


Natalie White, also known as Pumashock, is an American singer/songwriter and producer who has earned a large fan base with her popular K-Pop covers and remixes shared on her YouTube channel, which has more than 7.6 million views & 20,000 subscribers. Natalie was a featured performer on SBS Korea's Star King in 2009 to perform her remix of SNSD's 'Gee', which went viral with more than 2.7 million views. She later appeared on MBC Korea's Birth of a Great Star International Competition in 2011, being selected to perform from a special contest round on YouTube. Natalie is a classically trained pianist since the age of 3 and a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.


Nine Muses, also known as 9MUSES, is a nine member all-female pop group that debuted in Korea in 2010. They are active in the K-Pop scene in Korea under the Star Empire Entertainment music label. 








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