Kim Jong Un watching K-pop performance in Pyongyang

Kim Jong-un watches K-pop performance in Pyongyang

North Korea's state-run television KRT on Monday (April 2) broadcast video footage of leader Kim Jong-un watching South Korean K-pop singers perform in the North for the first time in more than a decade as tensions between the old rivals thaw.

The event on April 1 was the first time a North Korean leader had attended a South Korean performance in the capital.

Kim had been planning to attend the Tuesday (April 3) performance but decided to watch Sunday's show due to "political schedules", KCNA and South Korean officials there said.

Sunday's concert was held under the title "Spring is Coming" at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre, performed by an elite lineup of South Korean artists including veteran vocalists Cho Yong-pil, Lee Sun-hee, rock star Yoon Do-hyun, singer Baek Ji-young as well as K-pop girl band Red Velvet.