IN PHOTOS: NCT Dream, NOIR, and APRIL at the K-Pop Friendship Concert in Manila

It has been 70 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the Philippines and South Korea. Since then, the two countries have always had a connection that goes far beyond just military assistance, especially with the growing popularity of Korean drama and music here in the country. 

To celebrate that friendship, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism organized the  2019 K-Pop Friendship Concert in Manila, a show that celebrates the culture and music of the two countries. The show, which happened last night, March 7 at the Mall of Asia Arena featured K-pop groups NCT Dream, APRIL, and Noir, and Filipino act Silent Sanctuary

Here are our favorite moments from last night: 

The show kicked off with a performance by Filipino band Silent Sanctuary
The show's hosts - Ryan Bang and Kring Kim
NOIR is a rookie group composed of members from the second season of Produce 101

They debuted in April last year and has released 2 mini albums, with songs like "GANGSTA" and "Airplane Mode". 
Next on the lineup is APRIL, a 6-member girl group which debuted in 2015.

Their most popular songs include "Oh My Mistake" and "April Story". The group won in the K-Pop Artist Award at the Korean Culture & Entertainment Awards for 2 years. 

NCT Dream is a sub-unit of the SM Entertainment group NCT with members
Chaenle, Haechan, Jaemin, Jeno, Jisung, and Renjun. 

The group is popular for their songs "Chewing Gum", "We Go Up", and "Candle Light".

The 2019 K-Pop Friendship Concert in Manila is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the NCCA, and hosted by the Korean Cultural Center. 

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