Marcia Hansen

Ultrabook Project in Seoul: will.i.am with 2NE1 K-Pop music stars

Seoul Ultrabook Project 2NE1

Seoul K-Pop stars Minzy, Dara, and Bom of 2NE1 get busy with their Ultrabook™ system.

While in Seoul, South Korea for the Ultrabook Project tour, will.i.am and 2NE1 used the Ultrabook to create some original K-Pop style music. If you’re not familiar K-Pop (or Korean pop music), you will be soon. K-Pop is both a Korean music sensation as well as a fan culture that’s taking the world by storm. Known for its electrifying, dance-friendly beats, K-Pop has captured the hearts of Korean teens for generations.

The history of Korean pop music is not very old. You can see its roots only since the 1920s and 1930s with a style of music called Trot and later with Western influences in the 1950s. In more recent years, K-pop shows a cross among various genres including pop, dance, electropop, hip hop, rock, R&B, and electronic. Young artists who want to make it in the industry will try and get recognized by talent agencies who nurture up-and-coming singers with voice, language, dance and image advice.

If you want to learn more about K-pop, you’ll find video and info shared on Facebook and YouTube. Also, AllKpop, Soompi, and KPopSeven track the latest news in this industry.

Click through to the Ultrabook Project with will.i.am for more content and pictures on K-Pop and the tour stop in Seoul, South Korea.

 

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Ultrabook Project in Seoul with will.i.am

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Join will.i.am on the Ultrabook Project

Part travelogue and part insiders’ guide, the UltrabookProject is a musical journey and a global cultural experience through eyes and ears of hip hop music legend will.i.am.

In 2012, will.i.am began traveling to various cities throughout the world armed with an Ultrabook, exploring, documenting, collaborating with local artists, and ultimately creating original pieces of music inspired by each of the cities he visits.will.i.am has already traveled to Tokyo, Mexico City and Seoul.

The Ultrabook Project site gives you a free music download of each city’s newly created song, lets you read articles about will.i.am’s travels, and you can learn more about the power of creating with an Ultrabook. Also check out the interactive timeline where you can comment and share the Ultrabook Project with your Facebook friends.

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Marcia Hansen

About Marcia Hansen

Marcia works as a digital storytelling marketing strategist for iQ and the Intel digital newsroom. She joined Intel in July 2010 after her pioneering work in social media at Allstate Insurance. She loves words, movies, photos, and world travel. Marcia holds an M.A. from the University of Missouri where she completed a thesis on digital literacies.

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