A Matter Of Opinion

International harmony

I have been closely following this event through other news sources, but it would be nice to have it mentioned somewhere in Blog-dom that The New York Philharmonic Orchestra have arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea, where they are slated to perform in concert, which is a first in our history as nations.

The United States have not established diplomatic relations with North Korea, so all the affairs of allowing over 300 Americans involved with the performance was handled by the Swedish Embassy.

It is quite an emotional event for the symphony, not to mention the event may open diplomatic doors as nothing else can do.


The above note is from regular poster Dave Laird. The New York Philharmonic Symphony's Asian tour has included performances in Taipei, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. The group's landing today in North Korea can be seen on raw AP video.




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