In a clearly orchestrated charm offensive, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un sent a 7-man group to the South Korean Olympic site to ‘inspect the musical venue’. Heading the group was singer Hyon Song-wol, leader of the Samjiyon Orchestra and signer of North Korean girl band Moranbong. She was once rumoured to be Kim’s ex-girlfriend and is just one of the 20-member girl band which were all hand-picked by the North Korean leader.
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The members of Morambong always appear either in short skirts or military uniforms, while they dance and sing odes to Kim’s honor. They are referred to as the North Korean’s own ‘Spice Girls’.
Appearing live on South Korean television, Hyon Song-wol walked past reporters as she boarded a train to Seoul’s station and from there went to the eastern city of Gangneung, where she will perform during the Winter Olympics, known as the Pyeongchang Games.
The world is looking with content as the two Koreas seem to be coming together and have already agreed that they will march together under a ‘unification flag’ which will show their Korean peninsula united as one.
Ms Hyon Song-wol, who is a colonel in the army, rose to fame in North Korea with her number one hit about a young female factory worker called “A Girl in the Saddle of a Steed.”
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From its side meanwhile, the North Korean authorities agreed to let an advance team of South Korean officials visit their own ski and tourist resorts on its eastern coast for three days in the coming weeks.