We Stand Together online concert

Before BTS and Park Seo-joon rose to fame, Filipinos have already been invested in Korean culture. With many South Koreans coming to the Philippines to study year after year, they have undoubtedly fallen in love with our culture as well.

To celebrate both countries’ colorful cultures, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Korean Cultural Center (KCC) Philippines’ will be holding the Philippines-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival (PhilKor) 2021 online concert for free. Viewers can catch this on NCCA or KCC Philippines’ Facebook and YouTube this Saturday, 25 September at 3PM.

Performances from SB19, Alamat, & more

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Event poster for PhilKor 2021

Image credit: National Commission for Culture and the Arts

P-pop fans will surely enjoy PhilKor 2021 with performances from 2 P-pop boy groups – SB19 and Alamat – and P-pop girl group 4th Impact. Filipino singer MONA and Philippine-based Korean performers – singer Jinho Bae and dancer Dasuri Choi – will also be performing at the event.

PhilKor 2021 won’t just be a pop concert. There will be performances by opera singers Rachelle Gerodias and Byeong-in Park. To showcase both countries’ traditional music, the 4-piece Korean percussion group TAGO and the PWU Indayog Gong Ensemble are also on the event’s impressive list of performers.

To top these off, the event will be hosted by Philippine-based Korean multimedia host Sam Oh, SB19 Justin, and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.

PhilKor’s aim

SB19 - Alab + Go Up | #PhilKorFest2020 Stage 20201031
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SB19 - Alab + Go Up | #PhilKorFest2020 Stage 20201031

SB19’s PhilKor 2021 performance

In 2021, the PhilKor concert is now in its 30th year. It aims to promote the Philippines’ and South Korea’s cultures through performances and art exchanges. This year’s theme, We Stand Together, hopes to convey hope and unity between Filipinos and Koreans in the midst of the global pandemic.

The PhilKor 2021 concert is the second PhilKor concert to be held online due to the pandemic. Previously, NCCA and KCC Philippines held in-person events.

Free online PhilKor 2021 concert

If you don’t have plans for the weekend, be sure to mark your calendars and set your alarms for the PhilKor 2021 concert this Saturday at 3PM.

It’s a great way to spend your Saturday as you’ll get to enjoy good music and learn about Filipino and Korean culture while staying safe in your home.

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Cover image adapted from: Balik Batik and @Official_ALAMAT


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