North Korea wants its girl band to perform at the Olympics

New York Post | 1/13/2018 | Staff
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North Korea is gonna tell ‘em what they want, what they really really want.

The hermit kingdom’s leading girl band — which shares a bit of style with the Spice Girls, the 1990s British chart-busting pop group — looks to be making a play for an appearance at the Winter Olympics.

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If they pull it off at talks due to start Monday in the Panmunjom peace village, the world may be treated to such Moranbong band hits as “My Country is the Best!” and “Let’s Support Our Supreme Commander with Arms.”

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An Olympic appearance would be the first time on an international stage for Moranbong, whose 20 mini-skirted members were “hand-picked” by Kim Jong-Un to form the band in 2012 and sing mainly songs in tribute to the Dear Leader.

More typical are performances like the one in July on a Pyongyang stage before a jumbo screen showing North Korea’s new intercontinental ballistic missile, Hwasong-14, shooting into the sky while the band performed a set that included their hit ”Make Others Envy Us.”

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The North-South talks planned Monday are to include talks about having a North Korean performance art grouip participate in the Olympics, which start Feb. 9 in PyeongChang, about 50 miles south of the demilitarized zone that separate the two Koreas.

One of the four North Korean delegates to Monday’s meeting is Hyon Song-Wol, the leader of the Moranbong band and rumored ex-girlfriend of dictator Kim...
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