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Essentials with JD # 304 **GFN TROT SINGING CONTEST**


Fancy yourself a good singer?

Want to make back some of the money that you spent during the Chuseok Holidays and have fun and the YeongAm Chrysanthemum festival on 12th November 2017?


Start Practicing – as GFN will be hosting a Trot Singing contest where you could win loads of money for singing some fun songs!


Check back here for more details in a later post all about it and keep your eyes on the GFN homepage for more details


If you don’t know what trot is why not check out below :

“Trot (Korean 트로트 teuroteu; sometimes called 뽕짝 ppongjjak due to its distinctive background rhythm) is a genre of Korean pop music, and is recognized as the oldest form of Korean pop music. Formulated during the Japanese rule in the early 1900s, the genre has been influenced by Japanese, Western and Korean musical elements. Also, the genre has adopted different names, such as yuhaengga, ppongjjak, and most recently teuroteu (the Korean pronunciation of the word trot). While the genre’s popularity declined during the 1990s, most recently, it has been subject to revivals by contemporary South Korean pop artists such as Jang Yoon Jeong, Super Junior-T, BIGBANG member Daesung, Red Velvet member Joy, and Trot Queen Hong Jin-young.

The name derives from a shortening of “foxtrot“, a ballroom dance which influenced the simple two-beat of elements of the genre. Trot music is described as two-beat rhythm or duple rhythm, traditional seven-five syllabic stanzas, and unique vocal style called Gagok.”