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K-Pop band Red Velvet will be heading to North Korea
K-Pop band Red Velvet will be heading to North Korea | © Kin Cheung/AP/REX/Shutterstock
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North Korea to Hold First K-Pop Concert in Over a Decade

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Music Editor
Updated: 22 March 2018
South Korea has announced it will send more than 150 musicians to perform in North Korea.

According to The Guardian, the delegation will include K-pop stars Red Velvet as well as veteran singers Cho Yong-Pil and Lee Sun-hee.

The visit, a reciprocal gesture after North Korea sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, will take place between March 31 and April 3.

It will include a series of concerts at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre and the Ryukyung Chung Ju Yung Gymnasium.

Details were agreed during negotiations between the two countries held in the border area of Panmunjom on Tuesday.

Singer and record producer Yoon Sang, who led South Korea’s delegation at the talks, said: ‘While we’re on the stage, I believe it will be difficult to portray personal feelings towards denuclearisation.

‘Our first task will be to instil the same awe in North Korean audiences as we do our South Korean ones, and make sure nothing is awkward.’

Cho was the last South Korean artist to perform in North Korea at a concert back in 2005.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently announced he wanted to improve relations between the two countries and this announcement definitely looks like a step in the right direction.