A-Ha ‘Take On Me’ cover by North Korea accordion players goes viral (Video)

By on Feb 4, 2012 in Arts, Asia, Entertainment, Europe, Lifestyle, Music Comments

A-Ha’s ‘Take On Me’ song was recently covered by a group of North Korean accordion players, as shown below, which was uploaded at YouTube on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

According to the description on the YouTube video, which has more than 103,640 views as of this writing, the five accordion musicians are students of Kum Song School, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Their performance of A-Ha’s ‘Take On Me’ is part of a multi-genre project titled “The Promise Land” by director and artist Morten Traavik, and will be held in Norway, where the 80’s band originated.

In addition, it will be mark the opening at the international arts and culture festival 2012 Barents Spektakel in Kirkenes, which will start on Wednesday, February 8, until Sunday, February 12, 2012.

Additional information of the said event can be found at www.traavik.info and www.barentsspektakel.no.


A-Ha ‘Take On Me’ cover by North Korea accordion players
Video Credit: TraavikInfo/YouTube



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