South Korean reporters clash with North Korean authorities over Pyongyang concert

A special train is seen at Beijing Railway Station in Beijing Tuesday

But what's more surprising is the appearance of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju.

According to music director Yoon Sang, "Kim Jong Un especially enjoyed 'Man Is Ship, Woman Is Port'." .

In addition to K-pop girl band Red Velvet, starlet Seohyun of Girls' Generation, singers Cho Yong-pil and Lee Sun-hee, and rocker Yoon Do-hyun were among those who traveled north of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) - the heavily fortified border dividing the two Koreas - for two concerts in the North Korean capital. "I rearranged my schedule to come to the concert today", Kim said.

Do, Pak Chun-nam, and Hyon Song-wol, the founder of the pop band female north Korean Moranbong, reported the south Korean agency Yonhap.

The North had sent his own troupe of artistes in South Korea during the recent winter olympics.

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, also attended the event and watched the performances by the top K-Pop artists. Kim Jong-un was seen on the balcony clapping and enjoying the moves of the voluptuous members of Red Velvet. "If the song they're singing is a new release, how big they are in South Korea, etc".

The audience of 12,000 is said to have given a standing ovation for more than 10 minutes after a song calling for Korean reunification.

The performance coincided with the beginning of annual joint South Korean-U.S. military drills, which have previously been met with denunciations and missile launches by the North.

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North Korean staff were spotted outside the performers' dressing rooms using Japan-made electronic devices to serve coffee and cupcakes, including Western Lavazza and Coffee-mate products, according to a South Korean media pool report.

Technically in a state of war since a 1953 armistice, the two Koreas are divided between North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea.

However, earlier this year the North Korean leadership reportedly began surveying individual transport business operators about how they acquired their vehicles.

One of the five members of Red Velvet, Joy, is not of the trip because of his commitments in a filming for the tv, said the group's agent SM Entertainment.

The group, including celebrated Korean pop singers, arrived in Pyongyang on Saturday.

K-Pop girl group Red Velvet did something that it has never done in the past.

Some experts suspect Kim Jong Un may be attempting to use his outreach to Seoul and Washington as a way to weaken global sanctions and buy time to further advance his nuclear bomb program.

Do responded that working-level talks should be held after the inter-Korean summit later this month, expressing hope that sports would help advance reconciliation and exchange between the South and North.

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