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Following dates in Iraq and Syria, Joss Stone performed in North Korea as part of her attempt to play in every country in the world on her Total world tour
By Anna Grace on 14 Mar 2019
British singer Joss Stone has performed at a bar in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, as part of her effort to play in every country in the world.
Stone announced the visit as part of her Total world tour, which began in 2014 and is due to end later this year. The tour has already taken Stone to over 175 countries, including Venezuela, Syria, Iraq and the Palestinian territories.
The singer says Simon Cockerell, general manager of North Korean tour operator Koryo Tours, helped her get into the isolated country.
On our way to #northkorea #pyongyang We won’t have any WiFi or phone signal whilst we are there so if you want to see any pics or videos @simonkoryo (Instagram) will be posting a few. Simon is helping us make this trip happen. X
— Joss Stone (@JossStone) March 12, 2019
Stone performed to an audience of tourists and tour guides, and later met the British ambassador to North Korea, Colin Crooks.
Stone describes the Total tour as a “musical and social project that aims to bring people together and create joy through music.”
The singer is aiming to balance the carbon emissions associated with travel for her tour, investing in renewable energy and reforestation in India with the support of Energy Revolution, a festival industry collaboration tackling climate change.