Kwon Hyok Bong, director of the Arts and Performance Bureau in North Korea's Culture Ministry, greets Lee Woo-sung, head of the culture and arts policy office at the culture ministry. North Korea agreed to send a 140-person orchestra to South Korea for the Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters Kwon Hyok Bong, director of the Arts and Performance Bureau in North Korea's Culture Ministry, greets Lee Woo-sung, head of the culture and arts policy office at the culture ministry. North Korea agreed to send a 140-person orchestra to South Korea for the Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters
Kwon Hyok Bong, director of the Arts and Performance Bureau in North Korea's Culture Ministry, greets Lee Woo-sung, head of the culture and arts policy office at the culture ministry. North Korea agreed to send a 140-person orchestra to South Korea for the Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters

North Korea to send orchestra to Pyongyang Winter Olympics, but no word yet on Kim Jong-un’s all-girl Moranbong pop band

The female music group cancelled a planned performance in Beijing in 2015 and returned home after Chinese officials took issue with propaganda images on the stage featuring Pyongyang’s long-range missiles

Topic |   Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018
Kwon Hyok Bong, director of the Arts and Performance Bureau in North Korea's Culture Ministry, greets Lee Woo-sung, head of the culture and arts policy office at the culture ministry. North Korea agreed to send a 140-person orchestra to South Korea for the Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters Kwon Hyok Bong, director of the Arts and Performance Bureau in North Korea's Culture Ministry, greets Lee Woo-sung, head of the culture and arts policy office at the culture ministry. North Korea agreed to send a 140-person orchestra to South Korea for the Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters
Kwon Hyok Bong, director of the Arts and Performance Bureau in North Korea's Culture Ministry, greets Lee Woo-sung, head of the culture and arts policy office at the culture ministry. North Korea agreed to send a 140-person orchestra to South Korea for the Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters
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