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4 music videos that bring Korean culture to life

In recent years, South Korean music has become extremely popular, thanks to artists like BTS, Blackpink, and Exo. Although the songs provide us with bop beats, the artists made sure to present Korean heritage to the world in their own unique way. Let’s take a look at some of the music videos where Korean culture played a vital role.

Daechwita by Agust D aka Suga from BTS

Released in 2020, this hit hip-hop song by Agust D is shot at a famous and well-preserved historical location called Dae Jang Geum Park. The place was built to show how South Koreans lived in the past. The artist wore a black and gold Korean ensemble which represented the traditional attire. One of the shots in the music video also takes us through the country’s old market and shows how the locals dress.

Hanryang (with BIBI) by Min Kyung Hoon & Kim Hee Chul

The singers performed this Uber-cool song dressed in Hanbok. The song features Super Junior’s Hee Chul and is produced by DinDin. The artists delivered a traditional-inspired hip-hop song and wowed fans with ATEEZ’s special appearance in the melodious track.

Thunderous by Stray Kids

Last year Stray Kids released their album Noeasy. For the music video for Thunderous, the eight band members walk through a setting that depicts the traditional Korean way of life. Besides impressing us with their high-octane choreography, they also give us a glimpse of palaces and hanbok-clad street vendors.

Idol by BTS

The septet performed this song during the pandemic for The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. Dressed in a hybrid design of modern and traditional Korean attire, the seven members delivered an enchanting performance at the iconic spot where kings used to hold meetings and receptions with foreign envoys during the Joseon Dynasty.

Which of these music videos caught your attention?

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