The "tiny, but not so tiny" concerts are making their way to Korea.
Tiny Desk Concerts, the iconic live music series hosted by NPR in Washington is venturing to Asia. Filmed, produced, and broadcasted in South Korea via LG U+, Tiny Desk Korea is the first international iteration of the famed online series.
Tiny Desk Korea has tapped the likes of global superstar BTS' V, singer-songwriter Kwon Jin-ah, jazz outfit YUNSEOKCHEOL TRIO, singer-songwriter and producer Sunwoo JungA, and actor-turned-musician Kim Chang-wan's band for its inaugural episodes. The new series' first artist will be unveiled on 25 August 2023.
[Not Tiny 5 Artists] Tiny Desk Korea's launch lineup is revealed!— TinyDeskKorea (@TinyDeskKorea) August 11, 2023
🤓 Kim Chang-wan Band
💃🏻 Sunwoo Jung-ah
👨👨👦 Yoon Seok-cheol Trio
👩🏻 Kwon Jin-ah
The first artist will be released on Friday, August 25.
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In a statement, Sangjin Lee, VP of Content IP Business for LG U+ shares that the weekly TV show aims to highlight not only the best in Korean music but present a diverse lineup of Asian acts as well. "LG U+ is extremely pleased to launch Tiny Desk Korea with NPR, offering us a great opportunity to continue the global expansion of K-pop music. We are honoured to be entrusted by NPR to carry out their initiative of showcasing original music through their iconic Tiny Desk brand."
Launched in 2018, NPR's Tiny Desk has hosted over 1,000 concerts featuring artists such as Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Adele, Usher, Phoebe Bridgers, BTS, Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, FKA Twigs, and more.
Watch the first episode here.
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