K-pop is a worldwide phenomenon today, but it was hard to escape from even 10 years ago, as the writer found at The Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: AFP/Ed Jones K-pop is a worldwide phenomenon today, but it was hard to escape from even 10 years ago, as the writer found at The Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: AFP/Ed Jones
K-pop is a worldwide phenomenon today, but it was hard to escape from even 10 years ago, as the writer found at The Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: AFP/Ed Jones

K-pop world domination is older than you think – I couldn’t even escape it in North Korea 10 years ago

  • Where on earth can you go if you don’t want to listen to K-pop? Surely a trip to North Korea would do it
  • Apparently not, as this writer discovered in a Pyongyang hotel

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
K-pop is a worldwide phenomenon today, but it was hard to escape from even 10 years ago, as the writer found at The Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: AFP/Ed Jones K-pop is a worldwide phenomenon today, but it was hard to escape from even 10 years ago, as the writer found at The Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: AFP/Ed Jones
K-pop is a worldwide phenomenon today, but it was hard to escape from even 10 years ago, as the writer found at The Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: AFP/Ed Jones
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