September 17, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s young propaganda musicians enjoy access to key Pyongyang palaces

Rich and famous lifestyles feature prominently in music videos as state pushes ideological purity campaign

North Korean state media has increasingly promoted a new propaganda band since late June, saying they inject fresh faith in the ruling party and fulfill Kim Jong Un’s orders to start an artistic revolution. 

The young members of the Band of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) -- named after Kim’s quasi-presidential office -- now appear to be living a life of luxury in two exclusive Pyongyang palaces, possibly as an extraordinary reward for their party loyalty, according to NK News analysis.