Rockin' for Kim, the Dear Leader
"Like many Chinese hotels, the Kunlun International hotel has rock bottom prices. It also boasts rooms with round beds and dance poles, and an all-female North Korean rock band who belt out "Anthem of the Worker's Party" and other socialist classics every night.
Young and good-looking, the seven-piece group bear a striking similarity to the Moranbong band, a North Korean musical phenomenon who have been accorded huge success since their members were hand-selected by leader Kim Jong-Un.
South Korea's pop culture has given Seoul a soft power push in recent years, and singer Psy's 2012 hit Gangnam Style became a worldwide phenomenon.
The Moranbong band have not had a similar global impact. But inside North Korea, streets reportedly empty during their concerts and students can sing their repertoire at the drop of a hat.
All women, they are radically different from previous musical offerings, with fast tempos and disco stylings."
*prowls Youtube for live clips of the original band*