b. 1965, South Korea. One of Asia’s rising pop performers, Park Mi Kyoung enjoyed her first substantial hit in 1985 with the gentle pop ballad, ‘When A Dandelion Becomes A Spore’. Previously she had attended art school. By the 90s she had abandoned her previous musical platform for a more rhythmic, dance-based style. Typical of this approach was 1995’s Jungle, where stripped-down rhythm tracks accompanied Park’s husky voice. Among the best tracks were the African-influenced ‘Warning Of Eve’ and a version of Roberta Flack’s ‘Killing Me Softly’. The majority of her domestic audience is composed of women, who respond well to the feminist content of many of her lyrics.
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