Ailee & Zico Set to Perform in North Korea Amid Inter-Korean Summit

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Ailee and Zico will carry out in North Korea this week as a part of the sizable South Korean contingent concerned on this week’s inter-Korean summit in Pyeongyang.

Zico, a hip-hop artist, and Ailee, a Korean-American R&B and pop diva, will carry out as a part of the summit’s festivities. The pair are a part of the group of enterprise individuals, authorities officers celebrities, and politicians accompanying South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the North this week.

Both Ailee and Zico, who can also be a member of boy band Block B, are outstanding soloists in South Korea. 

Songwriter Kim Hyun-Suk, who can also be touring to Pyongyang and also will carry out, reportedly mentioned that Zico can "assist introduce hip-hop" to North Korea, whereas Ailee's "highly effective and complicated R&B vocal abilities" will seem within the nation, the place "melody-centric ballads dominate."

Balladeer Ali, who additionally carried out in Pyeongyang earlier this yr, and magician Cho Hyun-woo, plus representatives of main South Korean firms similar to Samsung, Hyundai, and LG, are additionally a part of the South Korean delegation.

In a video from the Korea Herald, Zico was close-lipped relating to what he would carry out, whereas Ailee mentioned that she would sing "Arirang," a Korean people track that’s an unofficial anthem of Korean.

Earlier this yr, Moon met twice with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on the border area between the 2 nations in Panmunjom, situated within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The final time South and North Korean leaders met was in 2007, which in flip was preceded by the primary inter-Korean summit in 2000. In April, a number of different well-liked artists, together with lady group Red Velvet and Seohyun of Girls’ Generation, carried out in Pyeongyang.

The go to started on Tuesday (Sept. 18) and can conclude on Thursday (Sept. 20).