ACIEPA Can Dream High: Developing Asian-Peruvian Relations
DBSK, HoMin, JYJ, other groups and fandom
We support DBSK, all five of them. However, we also respect the work that JYJ has had to go through to get their name out there. We are all attending the JYJ concert in Lima, we have our tickets already. Even some of our younger family members, they’ve all been accustomed to watching anime on television and are growing up while listening to Kpop, so they’re also attending the concert.
Through Dream High, we also began appreciating other groups more — like 2PM. Not long ago, they were the group that danced and then they tore their shirts off, that was their thing. Rap, dancing, breakdancing — but then we saw Taecyeon on the show and kinda fell in love with him.
Active Kpop fandom and Jpop musings
Seeing a Kpop event is becoming a little more common. Unlike the Jpop fandom, it seems the Kpop community is more active in getting people to like Korean pop music and culture, because they want it to reach the mainstream.
It’s also easier to get into Kpop because it has so much more Western influences — like having a Michael Jackson step here and there.
We still keep track of all the Johnny groups like Arashi, KAT-TUN, NEWS or SMAP, but we also follow Ayumi Hamasaki and Ayaka. But it seems fandom in Japanese music seems a lot more prone to not like one another between Jpop groups or Jrockers. As if you wouldn’t like one group if you like the other.
It happens in Kpop, but it has more to do with the hardcore fans that all fandoms have. In general, Kpoppers just enjoy the music be it old or new groups that are coming out. We also like groups like Kangta, Shinhwa or H.O.T — via DBSK — even with their 90’s clothing and their looks making them look like Skandalo [Peruvian group, 1].
Lady Gaga, Narsha, Brown Eyed Girls
There was a moment in time when Narsha became the Korean Lady Gaga, especially with singles like Bbi Ri Bba Bba (삐리빠빠), and we love Brown Eyed Girls. They might be older than regular idol groups, but they’re still “Mamis.”