BEIJING — Moranbong Band, the all-female band set up by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, cancelled a concert in Beijing and abruptly left the city on Saturday.
Concert hall officials said that the performance had been cancelled. "No reason was given," the officials said.
The all-girl group was to have performed for invited guests at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. It would have been the first-ever foreign performance for the band, and one of three concerts scheduled.
Additionally, a concert by a North Korean military chorus was cancelled. Both the band and chorus had arrived by train in Beijing on Thursday.