Just in: North Korea orchestra arrives in South

January 21, 2018 by norman lebrecht


The Chinese news agency Xinhua has exclusive pictures of ‘an advance team’ from a North Korean orchestra that is due to combine with South Koreans at the Winer Olympics.

Caption: Hyon Song-wol (R), head of a delegation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, arrives at the customs, immigration and quarantine office in Paju, South Korea, on Jan. 21, 2018. The DPRK sent an advance team of orchestra Sunday to South Korea for concerts during the South Korea-hosted Winter Olympics. (Xinhua/South Korean Unification Ministry)

UPDATE: Hyon Song-wol is the leader of Moranbong, a girl band.

Comments (4)

  1. Dorset Richard says:

    what is a north Korean string quartet ? A North Korean orchestra after a trip to South Korea

    1. The View from America says:


    2. LL says:

      Best comment of the week.

  2. Theodore McGuiver says:

    Well, let’s hope they’ve all been reading the Slipped Disc threads about what could happen to their instruments if they fly BA and Co.

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