South Korean culture has strong following in DR

The Association of Koreans in the Dominican Republic estimates that more than 50,000 people attended the First Korean Festival in the Dominican Republic that took place Saturday, 26 November, from 3 to 11pm at the Plaza España in the Colonial City.

The festival was held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries and to promote cultural exchange. South Korea ambassador In Ho Lee was the host of the event together with organizers from the Association of Koreans in the Dominican Republic.

Korean culture has spread to young Dominicans through Netflix and TV movies and cartoons and series and through YouTube music videos.

The Association of Koreans press release explained that thousands of people gathered to enjoy kimchi, Korean-style fried chicken (Coripollo), and drink soju, the traditional drink, buy K-pop merchandise, and watch singing and dancing, and martial arts performances.

The event closed with the performance of the talented K-POP band T.A.N. “To All Nation” that debuted for the first time in the Dominican Republic, filling the stage with their enthusiasm, charisma, and choreography.

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30 November 2022