Posted : 2013-04-15 16:49
Updated : 2013-04-15 16:49

'Sorian' spreading K-pop

Members of "Sorian," a K-pop performance group at Boston University (BU), smile for the camera. Sorian was founded by BU students to enjoy singing and dancing to K-pop music, as well as to promote K-pop awareness. Their concert, titled "Back in the Days," will be held at the Morse Auditorium of BU, April 20. / Yonhap

By Kwon Ji-Youn

A group of students at Boston University (BU) have taken it upon themselves to introduce K-pop to the world. "Sorian," is a K-pop club that provides Korean students at BU an outlet for their pent-up K-pop passion.

Jay Lee, president of Sorian, said, "I want more people to hear different kinds of Korean music."

Students involved in the club, which was founded in 2010, take time out to practice performing K-pop. Recently, the members, in the hope of spreading their message, recorded songs in preparation for an upcoming concert on April 20. A Christmas concert last year was a success, with students from other schools in the audience of around 250 people.

Currently, Sorian is made up of 17 members each of whom had to audition for their position in the club, resulting in a group with considerable skill sets.

President Lee, also a wannabe singer, said the group practices day and night before concerts.

What sets them apart from other K-pop followers is that they do not limit their performances to the songs of Korean idol groups.

"There are other great Korean singers," said Lee. "We will also be performing songs that aren't as well-known so that we can really show the audience what Korean music is like."

The concert, titled "Back In The Days," hopes to appeal to the audience's nostalgia for the great songs of the past, as well as to foreigners who are new to K-pop.

What songs will they sing to satisfy up to 700 people? We don't know, because according to Lee, "The repertoire for the concert is top secret."

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