ACIEPA Can Dream High: Developing Asian-Peruvian Relations

I have been closely looking into the spread of Kpop in Peru [1]. From fandom events covered by some local media outlets to segments in some television shows and the rising popularity of Korean dramas on Panamericana Television, it seems like Korean media is coming out on top in this newly globalized world.

When we — actually, Julyssa sent this my way — stumbled upon this Dream High flashmob simply titled “Lima Can Dream High,” we all thought it was time to get together with this group of people and talk about what they most loved — Korean entertainment.

Little did I know that the ladies from ACIEPA would turn my head around with amount of media they consume, not only from the popular Hallyu Wave spreading [1], but also entertainment from Japan, China, Taiwan, and they even talked about Thai entertainment — where I pretty much drew a blank stare.

All things considered, ACIEPA loves all things Asia and are hoping to develop an outlet of mutual understanding and collective progress between these cultures.

amy

YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

5 Responses

  1. Camiele says:

    I don’t know why, but I felt myself getting really excited reading this article. Just the energy, positivity, and enthusiasm that the Latin American fans show is incredible. I think the most beautiful aspect of it is the idea that we’re all a community, we all love the music, we should support the artists and each other as much as we can.

    It’s a beautiful thing, something that I don’t think I see very often here in the States. These girls also seem like a lot of fun. I don’t know, I’m just excited for Peru and all of Latin America because of this opportunity to come closer to another culture. It’s commendable, really, that Peru is so interested in embracing different cultures. Again, not something that I see very much of in the States — especially lately. It’s a beautiful thing!

    • amy says:

      @Camiele, Peru is known for its mixed of cultures… you maybe can’t see it in the (pop rock) music they make which is largely influenced by American music lately, but Peruvian music has different influences like African rhythms and, of course, Andean with Spanish influences. You can see it in their food too.

      For example, to me – it’s never been an issue to not understand a song. I grew up with music in English that I didn’t speak, so not understanding Mandarin, Japanese or Korean is a non-issue for me.

      I guess it’s a lot like that for a lot of people, especially the ones that got into Anime and Jpop early on in the 90s. I’m bringing this up because of that Kids React to KPop hahaha I hated when the girl had a WTF face saying “WHAT ARE THEY SAYINGGGG”.

      I’m working with Green Tea Graffiti on a series of posts about being a Banana. xD You should look forward to it. Ha!

      • Camiele says:

        @amy, HaHa. The very last thing you said sounded like you were writing this after taking drugs…is all I’m saying…HaHa. What exactly do you mean, “about being a Banana”?! O.o

  2. ghost says:

    You should ask them now if they’re watching Dream High 2, and what they thing of Kang Sora.

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