North Korea Infiltrated by South’s…Pop Music?!
The ways in which affluent North Korean teenagers are turning in increasing numbers to the music and music videos of South Korean “idol” groups has been described in detail by an inside North Korean source.
The source explained in a recent phone interview, “Today’s teenagers really like modern South Korean pop music,” adding, “It is not just due to the singers’ appearance or singing ability; they are also engrossed in their really fantastic dancing.”
“Some even know the names of the singers in bands like Dong-bang-shin-gi and Girls’ Generation. Secretly passing the recorded videos of South Chosun singers between close friends, they copy the songs and even mimic their clothing and gestures,” he added.