Korean Contemporary Christian music
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Korean Contemporary Christian music (or Korean CCM) refers to contemporary Christian music written or played in South Korea. Due to the dramatic growth of Christianity in Korea, CCM has been gaining popularity among Korean Christians.
History[edit | edit source]
On November 2, 1969, at Gyeongdong Church in Seoul, Korean pop singers (Cho Young Nam, Choi Young Hee and Twinpolio) sang gospel songs on Sunday service, which was controversial among Korean Christians.
In 1971, Jo Young Nam translated a US gospel song, "Just a Closer Walk With Thee", and released it to public. From the following year, Jo started to release CCM albums.
Yesujeondodan was founded in 1973 by a missionary, Oh Dae Won. Yesujeondodan not only translated a lot of gospel songs to Korean but composed their own CCM songs.
In late 1970s, CCM songs started to blossom in Korea due to Christian celebrities and the growth of Yoido Full Gospel Church.
Notable artists[edit | edit source]
- Yesujeondodan (예수전도단)
- Ongijangi (옹기장이)
- Kim Su Ji (김수지)
- Soriel (소리엘)
- Virus (바이러스)
- Cheon Gwan-woong (천관웅)
- Disciples (Music)
- Sohyang (소향)
See also[edit | edit source]
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- (in Korean) www.ccm.co.kr, History of Korean CCM
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