The Glitch Gang team came in first place, while Black Eagle, Yara Mahgoub and Adelpha were second, third and fourth, respectively.
Egyptian bands performing at a K-Pop festival? It’s more likely than you think. In fact, it’s four times more likely than you think. Amidst the K-Pop zeitgeist of the decade, whereupon the BTS army craze has swarmed the world, four Egyptian K-Pop teams have emerged from the shadows, selected to participate in the online Changwon K-Pop World Festival in South Korea this October.
The teams were selected during the Korean Cultural Center’s event at the Cairo Opera House, which saw eight groups perform for the chance to compete at Changwon. Four of these bands qualified for the coveted chance at showcasing their talents at the biggest K-Pop festival in the world, with the Glitch Gang team coming in first place, while Black Eagle, Yara Mahgoub and Adelpha came in second, third and fourth, respectively.
The festival acts as both a testament to the immersive culture of K-Pop and its dedicated fanbase, uniting K-Pop fans on a global scale, while spotlighting the rich culture of South Korea’s gargantuan music industry. Co-hosted by South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, and the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), the K-Pop World Festival is exactly what you’d imagine it to be - a flashy, youthful, and creative annual music and dance competition in which global contestants showcase their passion for K-Pop.