South Korean musicians, including K-pop girl band Red Velvet, will be performing in Pyongyang next month's next inter-Korean summit
K-pop stars led a group of South Korean musicians to Pyongyang Saturday participating in the latest cross-border cultural events next month
The 120-member Red Velvet gophers flew to Seoul's Gimpo airport on a chartered civil flight to Pyongyang via the seldom-used direct route between the two Koreas there is an approach on the peninsula.
"This performance in Pyongyang will give momentum to the inter-Korean exchange and cooperation that made it possible. At the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics" in the South, "said Culture Minister Do Jong-hwan, who led the group.
They were joined The arrival at Pyongyang airport of Do & n's counterpart Pak Chun-nam as well as Hyon Song-wol welcomed the South Korean music group to a concert in North Pyongyang on Sunday before a joint show with North Korean artists.
Under the theme " Spring is coming "South Korean musicians will give a concert in Northern Ireland Ryongyong Jong Ju Yong high school capital on Tuesday.
While Do in Pyongyang, he said, he will meet with North Korean officials to further cultural and sporting exchanges between the two Korea, which after a decade-long break restarted to discuss
The two counterparts agreed on a Friday Deadline for next month's Korean-Korean summit – the third such meeting after the 2000 and 2007 meetings – in the Panmunjom ceasefire village on 27 April] Follo After the meeting between the leader of the North Kim Jong Un and the President of the South, Moon Jae -in, groundbreaking talks are planned between Kim and US President Donald Trump, which could take place by the end of May.
The rapid rapprochement was initiated last month in the South Olympics and after a year of heightened tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programs, in which Kim and Trump engaged in a fierce war of words.
Along with athletes and cheerleaders, the North sent musicians from Hyon Song Wol to the South to celebrate the Games
The shows in the north – the first will be held on Sunday at the 1,500-seat Pygyeang Grand Theater – will be held by The Korean video crew is to be converted into a joint TV program for both countries, the news agency Yonhap said.
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South Korean musicians include singers and bands from different genres of traditional folk s About 20 Taekwondo artists have arrived on the road to more trendy K-pop.
The influential vocalists Cho Yong-pil (R) and Choi Jin-hee are part of the 120-member group of South Korean musicians
Performances include Cho Yong-pil, the influential 68-year-old singer who starred in 2005 a solo concert was played in Pyongyang, and Choi Jin-hee, 61, in the North in 1999, 2002 and 2005.
Her 1984 hit "Love Maze" was said to have been the favorite song of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and support attributed to South Korean pop culture in the socialist state.
Love Maze is often played in Pyongyang restaurants with its romantic lyrics that have been changed to their lure vein
Members of the top K-pop girl band Red Velvet will also perform in Pyongyang and go on stage, Traditionally occupied by the North Korean mega-band Moranbong, famous for its fast-paced patriotic songs  Joy, one of Red Velvet's five members, will miss the trip to Pyongyang due to her TV schedule, her agency said SM Entertainment.
Seohyun, a 26-year-old star of the K-Pop group Girl & # 39; s Generation, will function as a master of the ceremony for the events in Pyongyang.
She made a startling appearance alongside a North Korean classical music ensemble during her performance in Seoul last month.
Many North Korean defectors say they have seen South Korean TV dramas and heard K-pop music through Blackmarket's USB drives in the north despite an official ban on the "decadent capitalist culture".
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