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Korea's Kim Jong Un, wife watch K-pop stars perform in Pyongyang

02 April, 2018, 01:14 | Author: Kristi Dunn
  • Kim Jong Un watches the K Pop girlband in concert

The 120-member group, including K-pop singers, are giving a concert on April 1 and another on April 3.

North Korea requested the show, which was originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m., be delayed one hour at the last minute for the "convenience of more audience", according to the pool report.

Members of South Korea's main team head to Pyongyang from Gimpo International Airport in Seoul on March 31, 2018.

Top South Korean musical acts including a K-pop girlband are set to hold a rare concert in North Korea Sunday evening in the latest reconciliatory gesture before a rare inter-Korean summit.

A 70-member technical crew flew into the North on Thursday to prepare the stages ahead of the two concerts in Pyongyang.

South Korean media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has watched a rare performance by South Korean pop stars visiting Pyongyang.

The theme of the joint concert will be "Spring is Coming", South Korea's Culture Ministry spokesman Hwang Seong Un said at a briefing in Seoul on March 27.

The rapid rapprochement was kicked off by last month's Winter Olympics in the South and comes after a year of heightened tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programmes, which saw Kim and Trump engage in a fiery war of words.

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He pledged to do all he can to have the culture and sports fields open the way for peace on the Korean Peninsula and inter-Korean reconciliation.

The delegation mixes K-pop, rock and other genres. "We'll return after performing well".

Eleven Korean acts in the lineup of the concerts are: Cho Yong-pil, Lee Sun-hee, Choi Jin-hee, Yoon Do-hyun, Baek Ji-young, Red Velvet, Jungin, Seohyun, Ali, Kang San-eh and Kim Kwang-min.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju were among the hundreds in Pyongyang on Sunday watching South Korean K-pop singers perform in the North for the first time in more than a decade as tensions between the two countries thaw. The North Korean leader reportedly told the artists that the two Koreas should hold cultural performances more often.

Among the 120-strong delegates were former Girls' Generation member Seohyun, Cho Yong-pil, Lee Sun-hee, Choi Jin-hee, Yoon Do-hyun, Baek Ji-young, Jungin, Seohyun, Ali, Kang San-eh, Kim Kwang-min and Red Velvet's Irene, Seulgi, Yeri and Wendy - who are without Joy, who now stars on the MBC drama Tempted.

Red Velvet, which debuted in 2014, plans to sing two of its recent hits, "Red Flavor" and "Bad Boy".

According to sources, Seohyun of Girls' Generation will host the Pyongyang concerts.

Although almost 300,000 South Korean troops and 24,000 American troops will take part, the drill will be a month shorter than usual and will not involve nuclear submarines.

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