Toulouse: rising K-pop star announced for this festival dedicated to Korean culture

Toulouse: rising K-pop star announced for this festival dedicated to Korean culture

Choi Suhwan will be a guest at the Woori Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in Toulouse. (©screenshot from YouTube)

It is event which should bring together hundreds of people Toulouse (Haute-Garonne). It will be from September 24 to 25 Room of Jean Mermoz will host 2nd edition of Woorifestivalevent dedicated to South Korean culture and by the way to K-popan increasingly popular music trend among young people.

A thriving culture

Organized by the Franco-Korean Association of Toulouse, which also offers regular courses and workshops throughout the year, the Woori Festival relies on all enthusiasts bring South Korean culture to life in the Pink City. The meeting was already a great success in its first edition in 2019. Tickets were sold out in a week!

“There are a hundred South Koreans living in Toulouse,” explains Agathe Duclos, a member of the association and very active in the organization of the festival. It is not much, but their culture is increasingly appreciated in France. There are also exchanges between Jean Jaurès University and Busan University. That’s why we decided to create this festival in Toulouse. »

A rare guest

Led by Edmonde Grutchfield (President) and Mikyung Kim (Vice President), the association has used the last few months to structure and envision a national convention.

“South Korea spends a lot of money promoting its culture. This helps us organize this type of event. »

Agathe Duclos Member of the French-Korean Association in Toulouse

For the occasion, the team pulled out of loan Choi Suhwan, a rising K-pop star. The young author-composer made a significant contribution Production 101, a popular talent show in South Korea. It will be her first appearance overseas. “It is the first time that this type of artist has come to perform at a festival in France,” welcomes the organization.

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And dozens of animations

In addition to Choi Suhwan, there will be many activities on the weekend program with the presence of several guests specializing in Korean culture: ” Sam and drama », « Heyjuice », « K-Coffee Time “, Korean Traditional Dance Ensemble” Han Dong Yeop ” and ” Night sun “.

K-Pop dance groups are also announced.

Woori Festival 24 and 25 September 2022, Salle Jean Mermoz (7 All. Gabriel Biénès), in Toulouse.
€12 per day or €20 for both days. Showcase by Choi Suhwan: €25.

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