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Joss Stone performs in North Korea on world tour

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Joss Stone performs in North Korea on world tour

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Joss Stone performing in Cuba, January 2019Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Joss Stone is trying to perform in every country in the world, and was pictured here seeing in Havana in January

British singer Joss Stone has performed at a bar in North Korea, as part of her effort to play in every country in the world.

The artist from Devon was pictured singing in a bar in the capital Pyongyang, and going to various sites around the city.

Ms Stone announced the visit as part of her Total World Tour, which has already seen her perform in Syria.

She wrote on Instagram that she had learned a Korean song for the trip.

“I am learning a song called arrirang which apparently is the national song of Korea as a whole which is nice,” the post read. She was referring to Arirang, a Korean folk song which has in the past been included on the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage list by both South and North Korea.

The singer said that Simon Cockerell, who runs Koryo Tours trips into the isolated country, helped her get into North Korea.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-47556969

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