The North Korean leader was 'deeply moved' by the performance
Kim Kong Un was “deeply moved” by Kpop group Red Velvet’s performance in Pyongyang.
According to CNN, Kpop girl group Red Velvet preformed for North Korea leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang.
The two-hour concert marked the first time in over a decade that South Korean musicians have performed in North Korea.
Kim Jong Un, who was accompanied by his wife at the concert, “was deeply moved to see our people sincerely acclaiming the performance, deepening the understanding of the popular art of the south side,” according to North Korea state news agency KCNA.
It reportedly has been a punishable crime in North Korea to consume popular culture from South Korea including music.
Titled ‘Spring is Coming’, the concert on Sunday was held at the 1,500 seat East Pyongyang Grand Theatre. It is the first of two concerts that are aimed to improve relations between North and South Korea.
Both countries are set to hold a summit on the border later this month.
Kim Jong-un “showed much interest during the show and asked questions about the songs and lyrics”, said South’s Culture Minister Do Jong-hwan.