The concert was attended by several leading North Korean officials including Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, North Korea’s ceremonial President Kim Yong Nam, along with other members of the regime.
A second gig will take place on Tuesday (April 3).
According to CNN, Kpop girl group Red Velvet preformed for North Korea leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang.
Kim had been planning to attend the Tuesday performance but made a decision to watch Sunday’s show due to “political schedules”, KCNA and South Korean officials there said.
Kim Jong-un “revealed much rate of interest throughout the program as well as asked concerns concerning the tracks and also verses”, the South’s society preacher Do Jong-hwan informed reporters, inning accordance with Reuters news agency. Kim also took pictures with the troupe after the concert concluded. The IOC president was in Pyongyang to discuss development of sports in North Korea and the preparation of its athletes for subsequent worldwide events like the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games.
Kim Jong-un will have his first face-to-face discussion with President Moon Jae-in on April 27, when the two leaders will meet for the third inter-Korean summit near the border on South Korea’s side of the truce village of Panmunjom. Their show included kicking, breaking and elements of folk and modern dance.
The South Korean government said Monday that it strongly protested to North Korean authorities over the unexplained restriction of media coverage.
Another member, Seulgi, appeared red-eyed as she bid farewell to the audience at the end of the concert, apparently overcome with emotion.
Kim is also expected to hold a meeting with US President Donald Trump sometime later this year. When caught, they can be sent to prison camps. His 2005 concert was the last concert by any South Korean in Pyongyang prior to Sunday’s concert.
When the government in Seoul chose to blast some of its top hits across the border with massive loudspeakers along with weather and news reports, North Korea condemned it as an act of war. “Besides that, nothing will change at all”.
“Our [North Korean] citizens deepened their understanding of the South’s mainstream arts and and I could not help but feel overwhelmed with emotion, seeing them cheer them on from the bottom of their hearts”, he said. “It is his country – you can break your own rules!” How North Koreans would react to Red Velvet was a focus of keen media attention in South Korea. She said the meeting “was a good indication that the maximum pressure campaign has been working”. But given the current air of détente, high-profile U.S. assets such as aircraft carriers and stealth bombers are not expected to take part.
Meanwhile, the annual US-South Korean military exercise, which got under way in the South Sunday, will last for just one month compared to the normal two months.
“I do not believe everything”. If talks succeed, Korea and the United States would agree on the path to denuclearization.
Trita Parsi, the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council fears John Bolton could push for war with Pyongyang in a bid to oust leader Kim Jong-un.