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N.Korea Showcases Its Own 'Girl Band'
Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/23/2013 | Chosun Ilbo

Posted on 09/22/2013 9:11:10 PM PDT by TexGrill

North Korean Central TV on Monday aired more performances by the newly-created Moranbong troupe attended by leader Kim Jong-un.

The show featured various groups of female singers and instrumentalists in their early to mid-20s dressed in mini-skirts, high-heeled shoes or off-the-shoulder tops.

The troupe enjoyed a brief moment in the international spotlight by dressing up as Disney characters in one performance, another first for the staunchly anti-imperialist nation.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.chosun.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Business/Economy; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: northkoreaeconomy

1 posted on 09/22/2013 9:11:10 PM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

The pic is the South Korean band Crayon Pop.

I still don’t get the helmets. lol


2 posted on 09/22/2013 9:13:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

They’re flame retardant helmets. Pyongyang always talking about putting Seoul into a ‘Sea of Fire.’


3 posted on 09/22/2013 9:14:37 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: GeronL

What, texgrill faking? Say it ain’t so.


4 posted on 09/22/2013 9:14:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: TexGrill

5 posted on 09/22/2013 9:15:47 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Olog-hai

Should have a pic of the North Korean band.

I guess Crayon Pop was funnier though


6 posted on 09/22/2013 9:16:18 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: coloradan

I like the helmet heads better.


7 posted on 09/22/2013 9:16:31 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: coloradan

Looks like something from the 50’s


8 posted on 09/22/2013 9:16:49 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: TexGrill

Singing their Number One smash hit, “I Like You, But My Heart Belongs to The Great Leader, Kim Il Sung, Even Thought He’s Been Dead for Twenty Years.”


9 posted on 09/22/2013 9:17:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Don’t forget about their new upcoming single, “My Seoul is a Sea of Fire.” on their Nuke Babes special edition CD.


10 posted on 09/22/2013 9:21:20 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: coloradan

Needs more cowbell.


11 posted on 09/22/2013 9:21:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TexGrill

It’s like anything asian.

Five people in a group/team.

All wear different colors.

G-Force, Voltron, Power Rangers, etc.

I mean if that’s not a classic power rangers/g-force pose I don’t know what is.


12 posted on 09/22/2013 9:22:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: TexGrill

Hope none of them date their dear leader, Kim. He’ll have her executed as he did his ex-singer girlfriend.


13 posted on 09/22/2013 9:30:13 PM PDT by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: TexGrill

Has dear leader scheduled their executions yet?


14 posted on 09/22/2013 9:30:24 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Either the gal in greenish yellow or the one in blue. Or both. Their spacing is a bit off.


15 posted on 09/22/2013 9:33:48 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: 21twelve

Might have to off them both. I think the one in the blue is also the same one on the far left of the top picture and she just isn’t looking happy enough. Might have to mortar her.

http://www.businessinsider.com/north-korea-purging-leaders-with-mortar-2012-10


16 posted on 09/22/2013 9:40:53 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: TexGrill

The people want bread and circuses. North Koreans are starving. Will circuses make them forget that?


17 posted on 09/22/2013 9:52:26 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: coloradan

I could not watch the video of this concert without wondering which of these girls and other orchestra leaders have been murdered?

Since this video was made in July 6, 2012, and the article’s first sentence says the Moranbong “troupe” was “newly created”, have to think some of these girls have been off’ed.


18 posted on 09/22/2013 10:29:28 PM PDT by miele man
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To: TexGrill
To be followed soon by another smash hit “Joyously The Work Brigades Go Forth''.
19 posted on 09/23/2013 12:59:58 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!

Real Red Chinese Cultural Revolution smash hits:

“After Reaping the Bumper Crop” and “Grandma Sees Six Different Machines”

Look up “North Korean Funky” on youtube for snits & giggles.


20 posted on 09/23/2013 2:11:18 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: GeronL

They shoot (execute) bands in N Korea, that’s probably why they are wearing helmets.


21 posted on 09/23/2013 4:53:35 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Obamacare will be a success when "I" am exempted!)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

The helmeted girls were South Korean


22 posted on 09/23/2013 10:03:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: jmacusa

“To be followed soon by another smash hit “Joyously The Work Brigades Go Forth’’.”

And the ever-popular “Eating tree bark for Dear Leader”.


23 posted on 09/23/2013 11:19:47 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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