SKorea: American students’ ‘Jeonju Style’ growing popularBy Nathan Schwartzman Aug 21, 2012 9:32AM UTC
Original article in Korean is at this link.
“Oppa has Jeonju style!”
“Jeonju Style”, a parody of singer Psy’s hit “Gangnam Style”, is gaining popularity.
On the 12th a group of American students participating in a program uploaded a video titled “Jeonju Style” to Youtube. The video surpassed 20,000 views by the 20th, and is rising in the ranks on Naver.
The video was created by American students studying in Jeonju for eight weeks, as part of the Critical Language Scholarship Program of the US State Department, to remember the time they spent in Korea and Jeonju.
The video was created by John McEwen, of North Dakota, Margarethe McDonald, of Indiana, and Molly Resnick, of Connecticut.
The video shows them dancing the same dance popularized by Psy in various places around Jeonju and on the Jeonju University campus while using regional slang such as ”워메” and “아따”.
Lee Yae-eun, a Jeonju University junior majoring in music who helped make the video, said that “my American friends having cultural experiences and studying Korean thought that Gangnam Style was fun, and we agreed that we wanted to remember our time in Korea… we are really surprised and happy that the video we made to remember our great times together has been so popular.”