An all-female band formed by Kim Jong-un will perform behind closed doors in Beijing on a visit to cultivate better ties with China.

Kim Jong-un's all-female band plays Beijing.

Kim Jong-Un’s all-female band plays Beijing. Image by petersnoopy / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Moranbong Band, a group of women who sing and play instruments including violins, electric guitars and keyboards while wearing short dresses and high heels, was set up by the North Korean leader in 2012. Its look is similar to pop bands from the North’s hated rival, South Korea.

The band will play alongside another North Korean musical troupe at Beijing’s National Centre for Performing Arts for three nights starting on Thursday.


(Press Association)