[Video] Is This Girl Group North Korea’s Answer to South Korea’s SNSD?
Could it be South Korea’s K-Pop has begun influencing North Korea to create similar girl groups of their own?
Recently on various online community message boards, users have been posting video clips of a performance by a North Korean girl group. The performance was revealed to have taken place in July in Pyongyang and before North Korea’s ruling leader, Kim Jong Un.
The ten-member all-girl group is named the Moran Hill Band and, unlike previous female singers seen from North Korea, this new group is raising buzz for being much flashier and sensational in terms of style and looks than artists before.
Forgoing the conservative attires of the past, the members appear in colorful one piece dresses and high heels. Many netizens have pointed out the short length of the members’ skirts which are scandalous by North Korean standards.
The other members of the band are featured playing on various music instruments as they covered tracks such as Gonna Fly Now from the Rocky movie soundtrack and even Frank Sinatra’s My Way. The performance gets stranger later on when a slew of people dressed in Disney character costumes appear and dances on stage while the Moran Hill Band singers dance and even sing covers of Disney songs such as It’s a Small World.
You can watch the full and, at times, bizarre performance below:
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