Brave Girls / Golden Child / AleXa in association with Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage

KOREA GAYOJE returns to SummerStage with a showcase of talent from the Korean peninsula and its diaspora. The show features the K-Pop quartet brave girlswho since debuting in 2011, had a viral breakout last year with their 2017 single “Rollin'” peaking at number one on the Billboard K-pop 100; gifted, a ten-member boy group known for their bass-heavy EDM sound and intricate choreography that debuted on Billboard’s “World Digital Song Sales Chart” as the third K-pop boy group to be named on the chart, holding the title for the highest debut record; and Alexathe child of a Korean adoptee from Oklahoma whose career kicked off with a win on K-pop audition show Rising Legends followed by his multilingual debut album “Bomb” which made Billboard’s Top 10 “World Digital Song Sales Chart.”

Following the successes of KOREA GAYOJE in 2017 and 2018, this year the show features a vibrant lineup of K-pop artists who have broken gender, geographic and generational boundaries to attract a global fanbase. This performance is also presented to celebrate 140 years of friendship between Korea and the United States, with the show embodying the slogan “The Chorus of KORUS, Culture consolidates the alliance” highlighting the significant history of cultural exchanges between the two countries.

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is New York City the most famous and largest free outdoor performing arts festivals, bringing more than 100 performances to Central Park and 18 neighborhood parks in all five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop and Latin music to world music, dance and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City summer arts festival scenery. With this first all-K-pop lineup at SummerStage, audiences will be able to experience representative K-pop artists who showcase the genre’s range of art and performance.

Korea GAYOJE is presented by Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage and the Korean Cultural Center of New York, the Korea Foundation for International Cultural Exchange and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea.

Click for Korea Gayoje 2022 Trailer

Artist biographies

brave girls

Brave Girls (consisting of 4 members: Minyoung, Yujeong, Eunji, Yuna) is a girl group formed by Brave Entertainment. Since their debut in 2011, they have had many hit songs such as “Rollin’”, “We Ride”, “High Heels” and “Chi Mat Ba Ram”. They recently made waves with their 5th mini-album “summer queen“, then also with their 6th mini album “Thank You”, in which they conveyed their sincerity to the fans who have always supported them.

In 2021, Brave Girls was also named the new official ambassador of the 2021 Korea Tourism Campaign “Level Your Pace of Korea” by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO).

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gifted

gifted (consisting of 10 members: Y, Jangjun, Tag, Seungmin, Jaehyun, Jibeom, Donghyun, Joochan, Bomin, Daeyeol) is a K-pop boy band introduced by Woollim Entertainment following the success of INFINITE.

Their name means “a perfect child who can only be found once every 100 years”, also embodying the hope that they will lead the Korean music industry and set the trends for the next 100 years. On August 28, 2017, gifted burst onto the Korean pop scene with their first mini album and quickly became one of the most searched K-pop groups at the end of 2017.

In 2021, on the heels of their hit album “Game Changer”, gifted released “Ra Pam Pam”, with their vintage-inspired title track of the same name recognized for its catchy chorus and funky vocals. This year, gifted also won the “Choice Award” at the Asia Artist Awards.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoldenChild
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/official_gncd11/
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Alexa

The daughter of a Korean adoptee, AleXa was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A lifelong dancer, AleXa entered the “Rising Legends” online contest, where nearly one million fan votes voted her the winner. Shortly after signing with ZB Label, she beat out thousands of contestants and was one of 96 chosen to participate in Mnet’s “PRODUCE 48”, the most competitive audition show in Korea. AleXa exploded onto the scene with her multilingual debut album, “Bomb,” entering the Top 10 on Billboard’s “World Digital Song Sales Chart” in its first week of release. In 2020, AleXa signed a deal with ICM Partners, home to a roster of award-winning artists including Nicki Minaj and Khalid, to set in motion their global debut.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/AleXa_ZB
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexa_zbofficial/
TIC Tac: https://www.tiktok.com/@alexa_zbofficial

Korean Cultural Center of New York

Inaugurated in 1979, the Korean Cultural Center of New York (KCCNY) is a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea. Under the auspices of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, KCCNY serves as a platform to promote Korean culture and stimulate interest in the arts through various activities, including gallery exhibitions, performances, film festivals, educational workshops, etc., providing a venue for cultural experience and knowledge in New York City. KCCNY is also looking forward to the opening of its new home, the New York Korea Center, later this year. www.koreanculture.org

Capital One City Parks Foundation Summer Internship

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is one of the New York one the most popular, widely accessible and free outdoor performing arts festivals. SummerStage presents free concerts in the parks of the five boroughs. With performances in genres representative of the cultural fabric of New York City ranging from jazz, hip hop, Latin, global, independent and contemporary dance, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City summer arts festival scenery. Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and all over the world enjoyed SummerStage. In 2020, the Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere was launched in response to the global pandemic, featuring free digital performances, spanning all genres, available to viewers around the world.

Plan your visit & FAQ: https://cityparksfoundation.org/plan-summerstage-visit/

Korea Foundation for International Cultural Exchange

The Korea Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE) is an institution in charge of international cultural exchange designated by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. In order to boost cultural exchange across national borders, KOFICE works on the following activities: bilateral cultural exchange events, global networking, research and studies, and professional training programs for experts in related fields. http://eng.kofice.or.kr/

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SOURCE Korean Cultural Center New York

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