Accordion Diplomacy: Pyongyang Tackles ‘Take on Me’

In the 1970s China used ping pong to raise international awareness of the nation. Today North Korea has turned to accordions.

Yet that uber-uncool instrument does rise to the occasion when five talented musicians perform “Take On Me” by A-Ha. This 1980s pop hit is morphed into upbeat “elevator in a disco” music.

And the You Tube video has scored in excess of a million hits. And when you watch it you’ll see why it’s so wildly popular.

Make that a million and one hits? Take That!

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