160 S.Koreans to Perform in N.Korea

  • By Kim Myong-song

    March 21, 2018 09:25

    About 160 South Koreans including veteran singers Cho Yong-pil and Lee Sun-hee and girl group Red Velvet will give two concerts in Pyongyang in early April, according to the Unification Ministry on Tuesday.

    The two Koreas issued a joint press release after cross-border talks in the truce village of Panmunjom that day.

    Hyon Song-wol (left), the head of the Samjiyon Orchestra, and singer Yoon Sang enter a meeting room in the truce village of Panmunjom on Tuesday.

    The South Koreans will perform in Pyongyang between March 31 and April 3. Other performers include Choi Jin-hee, Yoon Do-hyun, Baek Ji-young, Jung In, Seo-hyun, and Ali.

    It will be the first performance by South Korean artists in North Korea in 16 years. Cho, Lee, and Yoon have performed there before. Cho gave a solo performance in August 2005, and Lee performed there in 2003.

    Clockwise from top left, Yoon Do-hyun, Choi Jin-hee, Baek Ji-young, Seo-hyun and Red Velvet

    Yoon Sang, a singer and record producer, led a South Korean delegation to the talks Tuesday, while Hyon Song-wol, the head of the Samjiyon Orchestra, headed the North Korean delegation.

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