It was announced a while back that Red Velvet would be performing in North Korea. The first girl group to do so since Baby Vox. I spoke about this in a past blog post. However, now the performances have come and past and here are a couple videos of the live performances for two of my top songs “Red Flavor” and “Bad Boy”
My babies slayed! This is why Red Velvet is my bias group. But can we talk about the audience reactions? Stone cold. This is an interesting thing to talk about today as it is also very political due to the ongoing war between North and South Korea and the nuclear weapons involved with president Kim Jong Un, threatening South Korea. There is a definite healing power of music. Its something special when a group like Red Velvet can step into a rival country, meet its president of which they have been at war with, and perform on a stage live in front of an audience of North Koreans. This is a small step for bridging the gap between South and North Korea through nothing else but music. That’s the power of kpop for you!
These performances from Red Velvet will allow North Korean youths to look up Red Velvet and think hey South Kore does have good things to offer. Especially in Red Velvet. This makes me such a proud Red Velvet fan. I can express how much their music means to me, especially seeing how they can cross the border to North Korea a rival country and perform live so professionally and amazingly. It must have been so nerve-racking for them performing in front of North Koreans like that, especially with the reactions but hats off to my girls as once again they proved why they are a force to be reckoned with in the kpop music industry.
They will also be making their Japanese debut with “Cookie Jar” within the next few months. You can also check out performances from their Japanese concert “Red Room” on Youtube!
Looks like these girls aren’t stopping anytime soon with their success in the music industry. I am and forever will be a proud Red Velvet stan, and this is exactly the reason as to why these girls remain my ultimate bias group in Kpop. Keep working hard girls and breaking boundaries through your music ❤ Also if you can perform in North Korea please come to London!
Author – Cameron Deacon