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18.06.2020 - 17:15 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Lionel Shriver talks to Allison Pearson: ‚The British people have never more profoundly disappointed me‘

Speaking to The Telegraph’s Planet Normal podcast – which you can listen to on the audio player above – Shriver told podcast host and Telegraph columnist Allison Pearson she was „dismayed“ with the way Britons have stayed at home without questioning government strategy.

„The British people have never more profoundly disappointed me. It seems so un-British to say, alright then I’ll just roll over and I’ll stay home. I think part of it was being able to feed into the Blitz narrative,“ she said. „The bizarre attachment to being confined to your homes and not making a living and relying on the government…I’m just dismayed.“

18.06.2020 - 17:11 [ ABC News (Australia) / Youtube ]

British singer Vera Lynn, known as ‚The Forces‘ Sweetheart‘, dies aged 103 | ABC News

The singer who lifted the spirits of the Allies in the Second World War, Vera Lynn, has died.

Her songs, like „We’ll Meet Again“, stamped themselves in the consciousness of civilians and soldiers alike as the tide of war turned.

18.06.2020 - 17:09 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Dame Vera Lynn’s death – Queen to send private message of condolence to family of Forces’ Sweetheart

THE Queen is going to send a private message of condolence to the family of Dame Vera Lynn after she passed away today aged 103.

The Forces‘ sweetheart who became a national treasure during World War Two, sang iconic wartime classics We’ll Meet Again and White Cliffs of Dover which not only inspired the nation but also generations to come.

03.06.2020 - 08:24 [ leticia / Twitter ]

thanks @lilireinhart for opening your instagram to @KenidraRWoods_ an influencer from the black community to say a few words and share her thoughts. it is a time when everyone should take a stand and not be silent. im glad you’re doing your part in it. #BlackLivesMatter

10.03.2020 - 02:16 [ The Guardian ]

Neil Young endorses Bernie Sanders: ‚Every point he makes is what I believe in‘

“The DNC will spread their talking point that ‘Bernie is divisive’ … That’s because Bernie is not with the DNC. Bernie is with you … I believe Bernie Sanders. I believe Bernie is the Real Deal.”

04.03.2020 - 00:35 [ Mark Ruffalo / Twitter ]

Democrats, don’t be defined by the negative of what is “impossible.” Define yourself by the possibility of what is imaginable.

#NotMeUs #BernieSanders #SuperTuesday

13.02.2020 - 18:46 [ American Federation of Musicians Local 47 ]

American Federation of Musicians Local 47 Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

The American Federation of Musicians Local 47 is proud to endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States in the 2020 Primary Election.

Members of the Los Angeles musicians union’s political action committee voted unanimously to recommend that the AFM Local 47 executive board – the elected leadership body of the 7,000-member union – endorse Sen. Sanders as the candidate who best represents the interests of musicians. On Tuesday, the board in turn voted unanimously to endorse Sanders in an unprecedented move for a union historically removed from taking official stances in presidential elections.

18.01.2020 - 23:28 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Our campaign is not just about defeating Trump and electing Bernie Sanders president. It’s about creating an unprecedented movement for justice in this country. Join me, @NaomiAKlein & @johncusack in NH:

16.01.2020 - 01:42 [ The Hill ]

R.E.M. considering legal action against Trump for using their songs at rallies

It’s not the end of the world as we know it, but it could be the end of using R.E.M. songs at Trump rallies, according to bassist Mike Mills who says the band is considering legal action.

After President Trump played R.E.M. songs “Everybody Hurts” and “Losing My Religion” at his Tuesday night rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mills expressed his frustration and announced the band is „exploring all legal avenues“ to prevent Trump from using their music.

07.01.2020 - 19:06 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

It’s no laughing matter 😞

(05.01.2020)

07.01.2020 - 19:00 [ tinyrevolutiontube / Youtube ]

George Carlin: „We Like War!“

(recorded 1992)

Song: Rockets and Penises in the Persian Gulf
Artist: George Carlin
Album: Jammin‘ in New York

07.01.2020 - 18:57 [ Genius.com ]

George Carlin: We Like War

(1992)

I’d like to talk a little bit about the war in the Persian Gulf… biiiiiig doings in the Persian Gulf. You know my favourite part of that war? It’s the first war we ever had that was on every channel plus cable… and the war got good ratings too, didn’t it? Got good ratings! Well, we like war!!! We like war! We’re a war-like people! We like war because we’re good at it! You know why we’re good at it? Cause we get a lot of practice. This country’s only 200 years old and already, we’ve had 10 major wars. We average a major war every 20 years in this country so we’re good at it! And it’s a good thing we are; we’re not very good at anything else anymore! Huh? Can’t build a decent car, can’t make a TV set or a VCR worth a fuck, got no steel industry left, can’t educate our young people, can’t get health care to our old people, but we can bomb the shit out of your country all right! Huh? Especially if your country is full of brown people; oh we like that don’t we? That’s our hobby! That’s our new job in the world: bombing brown people. Iraq, Panama, Grenada, Libya, you got some brown people in your country, tell them to watch the fuck out or we’ll goddamn bomb them! Well when’s the last white people you can remember that we bombed? Can you remember the last white— can you remember ANY white people we’ve ever bombed? The Germans, those are the only ones and that’s only because they were trying to cut in on our action. They wanted to dominate the world! BULLSHIT! THAT’S OUR FUCKING JOB!!!

03.01.2020 - 02:07 [ The Hill ]

Thousands of classics from Gershwin to Wharton enter public domain

The legislation created a gap between the release of works from 1922 to those released in 1923, which became part of the public domain on Jan. 1, 2019. The Gershwin family was part of an effort that also includes Disney and other corporations to lobby lawmakers to extend copyrights, Mic reported.

10.12.2019 - 20:06 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

We will ensure children can learn musical instruments, drama, dance, and visit theatres, galleries and museums. Because those things are part of what makes us human and what brings us joy.

09.12.2019 - 19:58 [ Represent.us ]

Unbreaking America: Divided We Fall

In just 9 minutes, Michael Douglas shows how America’s political system has been hijacked to ensure those with power keep it – and how the anti-corruption movement can stop it.

09.12.2019 - 11:18 [ teleSUR ]

‚A Song for Colombia‘ Gathers Thousands as Protests Continue

Since the beginning of the national strike, on Nov. 21 artists have played an active role in the demonstrations, not only musicians but from all artistic genres. Demonstrators are rallying against economic plans – such as a rise in the pension age and a cut to the minimum wage for young people, as well what they say is a lack of government action to stop corruption and the murder of hundreds of human rights activists.

04.12.2019 - 15:59 [ StarTrek.com ]

D.C. Fontana, 1939-2019

As a writer, Fontana is credited with many episodes focusing on Vulcan culture and helped blaze a trail for female writers in sci-fi television. She is the mind behind The Original Series and The Animated Series episodes like “Yesteryear” and “Journey to Babel,” which introduced Spock’s father Sarek and mother Amanda. She co-wrote the Hugo Award nominated The Next Generation episode “Encounter at Farpoint” with Gene Rodenberry, and she continued to write for TNG and Deep Space Nine.

26.11.2019 - 18:00 [ Sean Ono Lennon / Twitter ]

Even if you are skeptical of @TulsiGabbard you can’t say she doesn’t deserve to be part of this race. She is the primary candidate who is adding to a conversation around ending unnecessary wars. Please donate a dollar. She only needs 3000 more individual donations.

(23.11.2019)

17.11.2019 - 18:34 [ Mark Ruffalo / Twitter ]

.@BernieSanders, your message of “Us, not Me” is the one that resonates with me most. Your willingness to always fight for what’s right and fair is what‘s leading the progressive shift in this election. You are the original progressive. You are the one.

04.11.2019 - 20:31 [ CBS News ]

„Godfather of Punk“ Iggy Pop on his disapproving dad’s final words to him

In a new book of his lyrics, „‚Til Wrong Feels Right,“ Iggy looks back on his career. „It was really fun to do the ’60s, the ’70s. By the ’80s, I’m getting grumpy,“ he laughed.

And by the ’90s, he writes, he’d „become an endangered species.“

15.10.2019 - 18:01 [ CNN ]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 nominees are….

– Pat Benatar
– Dave Matthews Band
– Depeche Mode
– The Doobie Brothers
– Whitney Houston
– Judas Priest
– Kraftwerk
– MC5
– Motörhead
– Nine Inch Nails
– The Notorious B.I.G.
– Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
– Todd Rundgren
– Soundgarden
– T.Rex
– Thin Lizzy

17.09.2019 - 11:45 [ Radio Utopie / Facebook ]

You are an Arab-Israeli? (hint: Barack Obama ist not an African. He is an Afro-American) You are thinking about not to vote today? Take this sad song and make it better. GO OUT NOW AND BOOT NETANYAHU! (share this video / thanks: Tamer Nafar)

17.09.2019 - 11:29 [ Tamer Nafar / Youtube ]

Tamer Must Vote – (تامر مجبور يصوت (الفاشي ماشي

(03.04.2019)

Lyrics & performance: Tamer Nafar
Script: Tamer Nafar & Udi Aloni
Special Guest Appearance: Lamis Ammar
Producers: Reut Mor, Udi Aloni, Tamer Nafar
Director and Editor: Eliav Lilti
Line Producer: Ruty Klein

24.08.2019 - 04:47 [ Shingetsu News Agency ]

The Outliers and the Crazies

“The art community in Japan has always been the outliers of society, the crazies,” said Robin Rastenberger, the organizer of the art collaboration event Tokyo Lovehotel. These multi-artistic musical events bring together an eclectic audience from diverse backgrounds. Art is brought to the forefront in changing Japanese youth.

14.08.2019 - 06:28 [ Spectator ]

In praise of the bands that said no to Greta Thunberg

Saying No to Greta and her establishment-backed moaning about the man-made cataclysm that will shortly devour humanity yada yada is the most rock’n’roll thing you can do right now.

14.06.2019 - 14:52 [ John Cusack / Twitter ]

The biggest thing you can know these days – is who you are standing with and why – I’m proud to stand with @RoseAnnDeMoro @ninaturner @davidsirota @BernieSanders: Trump loves socialism… for billionaires and massive corporations.

31.05.2019 - 09:11 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

The #EUelections saw 52% of the vote go to parties committed to Brexit + 48% go to parties committed to Remain, when counting parties with a declared position on Brexit. So @Conservatives now need to build the support for Brexit by committing to a fairer, better post-Brexit UK.

18.05.2019 - 15:02 [ Liberation.fr ]

Gilets jaunes : nous ne sommes pas dupes !

(05.05.2019)

Juliette Binoche, Emmanuelle Béart, Edouard Louis, Alain Damasio, autant de personnalités qui apportent leur soutien à un mouvement «sans précédent dans l’histoire». Un mouvement qui représente tous les métiers de la culture. Un mouvement que le pouvoir cherche à discréditer et réprime sévèrement alors que la violence la plus menaçante est économique et sociale.

06.05.2019 - 17:16 [ Konstantin Kisin / Spectator ]

How ‘right wing’ became the smear for those we disagree with

Inexplicably, even free speech has become a right-wing issue. When I refused to sign a ‘behavioural agreement’ form (a title invented by students who mistook George Orwell’s 1984 for an instruction manual) in order to perform comedy at the School of Oriental and African Studies just before Christmas, I was immediately called ‘alt-Right’ on national radio. When I tried to explain that I’m a Remainer with liberal and centrist views who has only voted Lib Dem or Labour, I was told ‘that’s what the alt-Right always say’.

I wonder how my Jewish great-grandfather, who died fighting Nazis in WWII, would feel about my transformation into a far-right extremist.

05.05.2019 - 13:34 [ Eurovision / Twitter ]

41 participants for Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv!

This year, 41 participates from from 41 countries will be taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest, hosted in Tel Aviv. First Semi-final on 14 May. Second Semi-final on 16 May. Grand Final on 18 May.

16.04.2019 - 00:24 [ Artists for Brexit ]

ARTISTS FOR BREXIT

Artists for Brexit is a group open to artists of differing political persuasions, Leave and Remain voters and those united by a shared belief in the importance of upholding democracy and the implementation of the referendum result to leave the EU.

We want to continue to live and work in a society that, even when the decisions to be made are difficult, respects democracy as our most important value. A country that is tolerant and politically independent, innovative in its art and ideas, reaching out and welcoming to the world

​We are Artists for Brexit.

09.04.2019 - 12:30 [ Tamer Nafar / Youtube ]

Tamer Must Vote – (تامر مجبور يصوت (الفاشي ماشي

Lyrics & performance: Tamer Nafar
Script: Tamer Nafar & Udi Aloni
Special Guest Appearance: Lamis Ammar
Producers: Reut Mor, Udi Aloni, Tamer Nafar
Director and Editor: Eliav Lilti
Line Producer: Ruty Klein

09.04.2019 - 12:13 [ New York Times ]

Boycott Israel’s Election? A Palestinian Rapper Says No

(4.4.2019)

Frustrated over their choices in the Israeli election, and at Arab politicians whom they describe as ineffective, some Palestinian citizens of Israel have been gathering popular support for a boycott of Tuesday’s ballot.

But a well-known Palestinian hip-hop artist released a powerful new video on Thursday pushing back on the boycott, urging Arab citizens not to waste their votes — and expressing hope that a strong turnout on Tuesday could help send Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu packing, or even “to prison.”

08.04.2019 - 13:21 [ Haaretz ]

IN PHOTOS – Election Campaign Just Got a Lot Darker: Israeli Designer Draws Candidates in the Underworld

„The main idea was inspired by the Walking Dead and Game of Thrones television series,“ Clayman explains. „I want to use elements that people already know. I also hooked on to something a friend said – that our future is dark and promising.“

05.04.2019 - 18:49 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

Who would have guessed, the arts world is full of extremely intolerant people who pride themselves on their ‚tolerance‘ – until you disagree with them. Then you might be fired. Appalling. #brexit

30.03.2019 - 15:06 [ Mick Jagger / Twitter ]

I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.

30.03.2019 - 15:05 [ Rolling Stone ]

Rolling Stones Postpone North American Tour as Mick Jagger Gets Medical Treatment

The Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming North American tour due to Mick Jagger’s need for medical treatment.

“Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment,” the band’s publicist said in a press release. “The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.

17.03.2019 - 20:42 [ Artists for Brexit / Twitter ]

Our dream and desire to live in an independent and true democracy can not and won’t ever be extinguished, for it is the dream and desire of people throughout the world. So please fight on, comrades: write to MPs, get involved in ground campaigns and #StandUp4Brexit and democracy.

12.03.2019 - 16:12 [ Artists for Brexit / Twitter ]

‚I’ve always argued a left-wing case for leaving. It is, to say the least, an unfashionable position, usually met with anxious looks, sullen silence or overt hostility from one or other artist, curator or art bureaucrat,‘ says the brave @jjcharlesworth

(8.3.2019)

08.03.2019 - 20:29 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

On #InternationalWomensDay, we’d like to acknowledge the entirely voluntary help we’ve had from many fine women; @BofingerThe, @Canadians4Leave, @andreajenkyns, @GiselaStuart , @LoveWestley, @Lugey6, @therealjanbow + others; we’d not still be going without these wonderful women!

07.03.2019 - 14:19 [ Naomi Klein ‏/ Twitter ]

This is so important. @IlhanMN is a powerful moral voice at time when very few (even progressive) Democrats speak clearly and knowledgeably on foreign policy. She deserves unreserved support. #IStandWithIlhan

(5.3.2019)

05.03.2019 - 02:30 [ WSWS ]

Sydney rally issues strong demand for the freedom of Julian Assange

In the weeks preceding the rally, prominent independent journalists, artists and defenders of democratic rights issued endorsements of the event. Those who lent their support included filmmaker John Pilger, singer-songwriter Roger Waters, civil rights advocate Professor Stuart Rees, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, Elizabeth Vos, editor-in-chief of Disobedient Media, Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News, filmmaker Curtis Levy, Terry Hicks and Christine Assange, Julian’s mother.

04.03.2019 - 20:31 [ Artists for Brexit ]

The Full Brexit: Launch of the ‚Transforming Britain After Brexit‘ Tour

Today, we are launching Transforming Britain After Brexit, a national Brexit tour. The tour is organised by Labour Leave, Trade Unionists Against the EU, the European Research Network on Social and Economic Policy, Polity Books, and The Full Brexit and includes dates in Coventry (4th), Manchester (5th), Liverpool (8th), London (25th), and Durham (28th).

Our aim with the tour is to promote arguments critical to the EU from a Left perspective that we feel have not been put forward enough in the British media. Economist and former Syriza member Professor Costas Lapavitsas is a key speaker at each event, and will be discussing his book The Left Case Against the EU.

22.01.2019 - 16:09 [ Reuters ]

Electric guitar maker Fender launches U.S.-made acoustic guitar

Mooney said Fender hopes to establish “a new category” with an instrument that has features of both acoustics and electric. For example, the new Acoustasonic works with either kind of amplification systems and can be plugged directly into a laptop to make digital recordings.

22.12.2018 - 13:14 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Well, you can forget the @peoplesvote_uk now! It’s clearly now time for all democratically minded arts workers + supporters of the arts to get behind Brexit and have a stake in it now. Join @artists4brexit today and have a stake in the Brexit process!

17.12.2018 - 06:20 [ Spiked ]

Writers under surveillance

The remit of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) includes monitoring figures who potentially threaten national security. And the FBI has long included famous writers on that list.

To them, writers pose a double menace: not only do they pose a potential threat themselves, they might also inspire large groups of people to undermine the status quo, which the FBI is charged with protecting.

15.12.2018 - 14:55 [ Konstantin Kisin, Jewish Comedian of the Year 2018 / Twitter ]

If I had a pound for every time someone claims I am taking Koch money, I wouldn’t need the Koch money I am currently not getting.

15.12.2018 - 14:42 [ Comedy Unleashed ‏/ Twitter ]

There is hope where there’s humour. Tuesday night’s audience response to @KonstantinKisin is hilarious #FreeComedy #FreeSpeech

(14.12.2018)

15.12.2018 - 14:36 [ BBC ]

Comedian refused to sign ‚behavioural agreement‘ before gig

(12.12.2018) He was asked to perform at a gig at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) in London, organised by university society Unicef on Campus.

The group has since apologised and the Students‘ Union says it „believes fully in freedom of speech“.

Konstantin told Radio 1 Newsbeat the experience reflects a growing trend of free speech becoming stifled on university campuses across the UK.

He shared the „behavioural agreement form“ online, saying the title „nearly made me puke“.

15.12.2018 - 12:36 [ Haaretz ]

Natalie Portman: Israel’s Nation-state Law Is ‚Racist‘ and a ‚Mistake‘

„I am not part of the BDS movement and do not endorse it. Like many Israelis and Jews around the world, I can be critical of of the leadership in Israel without wanting to boycott the entire nation.“ Portman added that she treasures „Israeli friends and family, Israeli food, books, art, cinema and dance.“

She went on to say that Israel „was created exactly 70 years ago as a haven for refugees from the Holocaust. But the mistreatment of those suffering from today’s atrocities is simply not in line with my Jewish values. Because I care about Israel, I must stand up against violence, corruption, inequality and abuse of power.“

03.12.2018 - 21:15 [ Esther Lawton / Artists for Brexit ]

Confessions of a pro-Brexit millennial

It’s 2014, and I’m sitting in a university classroom in England. Right now, I’m a dance educator and studying for a more theoretical MA in the subject at the same time. This class is about contextualising performance practices within the political sphere. But most art isn’t political, I think. Our lecturer goes on to explain. Politics, I hear, is really a term about power relations. Almost every action performed by a human when there are other humans present is political, in so much as it is an assertion of status, whether higher or lower, in the greater game of power relations. We act out of a desire to attain something, perhaps to create order, perhaps to make things work for ourselves, but it’s impossible, I hear, to create art that is not an assertion of status in the context of human relations in some capacity. From now on, I look at government-funded art in a different way. I look at all art in a different way.

26.11.2018 - 14:17 [ Artists for Brexit / Twitter ]

Artists and arts workers have just as much reason as everyone else to #StandUp4Brexit and reject @theresa_may’s #turkeytrap #BRINO ‚Brexit‘ proposals. @StandUp4Brexit comprehensively debunk them in this essential article. We must now seek a #WTOBrexit.

25.11.2018 - 12:40 [ Artists for Brexit / Twitter ]

Why should artists be for Brexit? The restoration of British democracy and it’s independence from the undemocratic EU are surely the main reasons. But in this article we give our answers to some frequently asked questions by artists and arts workers.

21.11.2018 - 19:31 [ Westmonster.com ]

Artists scared they’ll lose jobs if they admit to backing Brexit

(14.2.2018) Daltrey added: “We are getting out, and when the dust settles I think that it’ll be seen that it’s the right thing for this country to have done, that’s for sure. It’s got nothing to do with any of the immigration issues or any of that for me. It was to do with much more. The majority of this country felt that their voices weren’t being heard. It would have been nice to do a deal with Europe but they didn’t want to do a deal, and they sent Cameron back with a bag.”

Caps off to Artists 4 Brexit, there should be no stigma attached to being a Brexiteer whatsoever.

John Cleese, Roger Daltrey, Sir Michael Caine, Susan Hill

18.11.2018 - 20:10 [ Artists for Brexit ]

Become a member of Artists for Brexit: Help us to give artists a stake in the Brexit process

While a section of every demographic and profession in the United Kingdom voted for Brexit, those numbers are ostensibly much lower within the arts sector. Many of those who voted to leave the European Union feel unable to vocalise their support publicly and where they have done so have faced hostility from employers, work colleagues and peers. It is important therefore that we establish a platform for progressive artists who are prepared to raise their heads above the parapet. We also welcome those who wish to lend their support but for personal reasons are unable to do so publicly. We aim to create an environment of civil debate, ideas and discussion to try and heal a divide that has been driven solely by a difference in views as to where we see Britain in the future.

17.11.2018 - 14:44 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

There’s a lot at stake at the moment, including our collective faith in our democracy itself, on which we all depend. So If u really care about this + also want to see Britain truely regain it’s independence, then please write to your MP this weekend + let them know how you feel!

29.07.2018 - 16:58 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

State of Palestine: Italian graffiti artists arrested for Tamimi mural

Two Italian artists were arrested by Israeli border police on Saturday in Bethlehem, after they drew a giant portrait of the Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi on the Israeli separation barrier in the occupied West Bank. Renowned street artists Jorit Agoch is thought to be among those detained.

29.07.2018 - 16:58 [ Elvira van Oudtshoorn ‏/ Twitter ]

Giant mural of Palestinian child activist Ahed Tamimi on the Israeli occupation wall Media outlets had speculated about the artist’s identity, some describing him as Palestinian, but he has since come out as Italian street artist Agostino Chirwin. Also known as ‚Jorit Agoch’

(25.7.2018)

16.04.2018 - 07:36 [ Rodong Sinmun ]

First Lady of DPRK Enjoys Performance of Chinese Art Troupe

The Chinese art troupe gave its premiere for the 31st April Spring Friendship Art Festival at the Mansudae Art Theatre on April 14.

First Lady Ri Sol Ju enjoyed a ballet choreodrama „Giselle“ given by the National Ballet of China, together with Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Su Yong, Kim Yong Chol, Kim Yo Jong, Pak Chun Nam and other senior party and government officials.

07.04.2018 - 19:22 [ Hani.co.kr ]

Impact of North Korean performances felt by South Korean musicians following their return home

Speaking to reporters at Incheon International Airport after returning early in the morning on Apr. 4 following the performances, South Korean musical director Yoon Sang said, “Everyone was so deeply moved they could hardly believe it was real, and I think it was only when they arrived in Incheon that they really sensed what kind of performance they had just given.”

02.04.2018 - 15:28 [ stimmekoreas (Nordkorea) / Youtube ]

Kim Jong Un Enjoys Performance of South Side Art Troupe [English]

Pyongyang, April 2 (KCNA) — Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, together with his wife Ri Sol Ju, enjoyed a performance „Spring Comes“ given by the art troupe of the south side on a visit to Pyongyang at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre on April 1.

02.04.2018 - 15:12 [ Bloomberg ]

Kim Jong Un Mingles With K-Pop Stars in Overture to Seoul

Kim’s surprise appearance at a rare pop concert in Pyongyang was the North Korean leader’s latest diplomatic overture as he prepares for an unprecedented potential meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump next month. Kim first plans to hold a rare summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has pursued reconciliation with North Korea to avert war over the regime’s nuclear weapons program.

02.04.2018 - 03:11 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, wife attend performance by South Korean art troupe in Pyongyang

남한 예술단, 13년만에 평양에서 공연… 김정은 부부 참석 Our top story this morning… North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife were among the guests on Sunday at the first of two special concerts in Pyongyang by South Korean artists. It seems he enjoyed it so much that he suggested holding another concert in autumn