South Korea economically is blooming quicker than what most people think.Even though there’s been a crack down on age appropriate content aired on music channels and in live performances.Korean government maybe strict on pop musicians doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate them.The board of Cultural Tourism and Korea Foundation For International Culture Exchange(KOFICE) has title DBSK/TVXQ/Tohoshinki and Big Bang as their cultural ambassadors.
Both five-member groups Dong Bang Shin Ki and Big Bang received the exceptional recognition of being “Cultural Ambassadors.”
The private organization from the Cultural Tourism Board, the Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange (KOFICE) stated, “Due to the contributions they have made in the development of the cultural aspect through popular music, we have decided to appoint/award them as ‘Cultural Ambassadors’ as a form of recognition.”
They have produced the most number of successful album records even in such a difficult period of time in the music industry, and have been energetically involved in both local and overseas activities; these are the main reasons behind this award.
A representative from KOFICE said, “This honor was awarded based on those who have contributed to the cultural industry on a yearly basis. Every year, this award has been given to those working in the cultural field, but this year is an exception as it has been given to idol groups.”
They added, “As both Dong Bang Shin Ki and Big Bang are busy with their schedules, the official announcement will be made later in January.
This all seem kinda strange since G-Dragon under investigation by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and Youth Protection.DBSK is still in that on going legal battle with SM entertainment for unfair wages agreements.Thus far 2010 is kicking off with a good and fresh new start for each band.Despite the bad that’s been over shadowing both groups and members this would be the sun shine they needed. Congrats boys for being South Korea’s number 1 top pop groups and male artist to be honor this title.