K-pop and a kid guitarist ruled the Olympics closing ceremony

K-pop and a kid guitarist ruled the Olympics closing ceremony

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Athletes bid farewell to Pyeongchang on Sunday at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

But among the usual speeches, rituals, and parades, K-pop and a kid guitarist came out on top. Or they were the crowd-pleasers, anyway — the closing ceremony is blessedly free of competition.

13-year-old guitarist Yang Tae-hwan played a variation on “Winter” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as part of a celebration of “hallyu” — a term used to describe the “Korean wave” of ubiquity that Korean popular culture has achieved over the past several decades. Read more…

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Source: Mashable | K-pop and a kid guitarist ruled the Olympics closing ceremony

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