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Soul in Seoul: African American Popular Music and K-pop

Crystal S. Anderson


Soul in Seoul: African American Popular Music and K-pop examines how K-pop cites musical and performative elements of Black popular music culture as well as the ways that fans outside of Korea understand these citations. K-pop represents a hybridized mode of Korean popular music that emerged in the 1990s with global aspirations. Its hybridity combines musical elements from Korean and foreign cultures, particularly rhythm and blues-based genres (R&B) of African American popular music. Korean pop, R&B and hip-hop solo artists and groups engage in citational practices by simultaneously emulating ... More

Keywords: K-pop, Hybridity, Transcultural fandom, Citational practices, Black popular music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496830098
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496830098.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Crystal S. Anderson, author
George Mason University

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