Let KPK Introduce You To…The Use of (Gospel) Choirs

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster The use or application of the (gospel) choir aestethic or sound is a staple in popular Western music, and the artists who have used the imagery or sound go from rock  and pop to rap.  In an essay discussing how the African-American creative and cultural tradition…

Let KPK Introduce You To… Rob Base and Vanity 6 (A Mash-Up)

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster A recent Rolling Stone article discusses the major thread of American R&B in Kpop music. A producer notes the attraction towards the genre, sharing, “Korean pop music likes differentiation and changes,..the average American song is four melodies, maybe five. The average K-pop song is eight to 10….

Let KPK Introduce You to…Johnny Gill

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster Artist: Park Hyo Shin Press Play to Hear “어느새 (Suddenly)” from Park Hyo Shin’s album Neoclassicism (released June 2, 2005). Park Hyo Shin’s vocal styling echoes… Artist: Johnny Gill Press Play to hear “Lady Dujour” from Johnny Gill’s album Let’s Get the Mood Right (released October…

Let KPK Introduce You To…Aaliyah

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster Song: “Play Me (소나타)” Artist: Taemin Album: Ace Album Release Date: August 18, 2014 Press Play to Hear “Play Me (소나타)” by Taemin. “Play Me (소나타)” echoes… Song: “Rock the Boat” Artist: Aaliyah Album: Aaliyah Album Release Date: July 7, 2001 Press Play to hear “Rock…

만나서 반갑습니다: Let KPK Introduce You To…

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster Korean popular music includes many genres – Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rock, Rhythm & Blues – even Ska and Bossa Nova. One of the reasons Kpop is so addictive and has continued its growth globally is because, despite language differences, the music seems so familiar to its listeners,…

Using Canva for K-pop

      Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster After several years of curating Kpop music and performers, there’s one thing I’ve learned: Kpop fans and scholars at all levels are talking about and presenting on all aspects of Korean popular culture in academia – from high school to postgraduate work. A…

Screencast-O-Matic and Distance Education

  Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster It used to be that if you wanted to browse a library’s bookshelves, check out a book, or ask a quick (or deeper) reference question, you had to visit the brick-and-mortar library building. However, that is not the case anymore – modern libraries have online…

The Digital Documentation Project: An Update

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster During KPK’s early days in 2011, Dr. Anderson and other KPK founders were having quite a difficult time accessing some Kpop entertainment companies’ artist websites.  They kept encountering what they called, “the circle of death,” and then timing out. I wasn’t having this problem and had just discovered the…