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K-pop's EXP Edition: The story behind the world's first and only non-Korean K-pop group

EXP Edition creator Bora Kim and band member Frankie DaPonte share how the first and only non-Korean K-pop group came to be.
EXP Edition is the first non-Korean K-pop band. (IMMABB Entertainment)
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Bora Kim was fascinated with the global success of her native country's K-pop, but she was also curious about what was actually Korean about the music. 

As a student at Columbia University in New York, Kim decided to put together an experiment and create a K-pop band without any Korean members. That band is called EXP Edition.

The response was a mix of intrigue, controversy and hostility. Kim and band member Frankie DaPonte joined us to tell the story of EXP Edition, the first and only non-Korean K-pop group.

Produced by ​Ben Edwards

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