SOUL MUSIC HIGH SCHOOL – MADIBA
It is always so inspiring to see an up-and-coming generation dedicated to the art of music. The video below is one example of how music reaches around the world with a positive impact. This group of young Koreans showcases their talents with a cover of “Madiba”. Madiba is a composition written by the American basist Nathan East. Nathan is the basist for the popular jazz group Fourplay. These young people are very impressive!!
As a private high school, Seoul Music High School (SMHS) boasts the country’s top acceptance rate to Korean music colleges and the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
SMHS was officially certified as a regular high school course by the government in 2009. Now, SMHS is the most competitive and popular music school in Korea.
It has produced many K-POP (Korean pop) teen idols and artists who have a huge fan base in Asia and in the West. For instance, Shiney (Jong-Hyun, main VOCAL), Boyfriend(Jung-Min, VOCAL), Block-B (Zico, leader), Band Hyukoh (In-Woo, Hyun-Jeh), Seung-Woo Yoo, Band Silica GEL(Leader Gun-Jae, Min-Soo), Jin-Woo Jeong, Villain(Daeun Lee), and Lydia Lee, are all products of SMHS. The popular Korean television drama show “Dream High” was inspired by Seoul Music High School and its culture and success.
▩ HOMEPAGE: http://www.seoulmusic.hs.kr
▩ MUSICAL THEATRE: http://www.smhsmusical.com