Expat Diaries: âNight Vibesâ Spreads Black Culture Throughout South Korea<br />

Expat Diaries: ‘Night Vibes’ Spreads Black Culture Throughout South Korea

Elliott Ashby brings African-American culture to Korea one mixtape at a time

by Regina Walton, December 12, 2012

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Expat Diaries: âNight Vibesâ Spreads Black Culture Throughout South Korea<br />

that I host.” Today (12/12/12), he releases a new mixtape, Twelve: The Tape, featuring himself with various other talent he’s met in Seoul and beyond.

When I lived in South Korea, it was always interesting to see how African-American culture was admired and appropriated, sometimes without due respect or credit. Now that Blacks like Elliott Ashby are working in Korean media, more of us are given the opportunity to talk about our culture.

Regina Walton (formerly known in the Twitterverse as @ExpatJane) manages social media for small businesses. She is co-organizer of SFNetSquared, an online/offline community exploring the use of tech for social impact and benefit. Follow her on Twitter @ReginaWalton.

 
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