SBS Seeks to Promote Joint Concert in NK

    November 24, 1999 20:13




    Ahn Kuk-jeong, a senior managing director of the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), announced Wednesday that SBS producer, Bae Chul-ho, visited Pyongyang last weekend and arrived back in Beijing yesterday. Bae told SBS that he thought the negotiations for South Korean singers to give a performance in North Korea went well, and the TV company is expected to make an official statement of its North Korean visit on Thursday.


    SBS negotiated with North Korea's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee to hold a concert where both North and South Korean singers will participate. SBS and an event organizing company wants to hold the concert in Pyongyang early next month with new generation Korean singers such as Pinkel, Jackskis, and US President Bill Clinton's younger brother and singer Roger Clinton. The concert would be broadcast in South Korea.


    An official of the Ministry of Unification (MoU) said that North Korea sent an invitation to Roger Clinton and that the Korean organizing company is negotiating fees with Clinton, who is said to be planning to donate the money as aid to North Korea without asking for a separate fee for his performance.


    (Kim In-gu, ginko@chosun.com)






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