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Moranbong Band
Origin North Korea
Genres Pop
Years active 2012 (2012)–present
Past members Kim Hyang-sun (김향순)
Kang Pyong-hui (강평희)
Ri Sol-lan (리설란)
Ri Yun-hui (리윤희)
Seon-u Hyang-hui (선우향희)
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 모란봉악단
Hancha 牡丹峰樂團
McCune–Reischauer Moranbong aktan
Revised Romanization Moranbong akdan

The Moranbong Band (Chosŏn'gŭl: 모란봉악단; RR: Moranbong Akdan, lit. "Tree Peony Peak Band"), also known as the Moran Hill Orchestra, is an all-female music group in North Korea whose original members were selected by the country's supreme leader Kim Jong-un. Performing interpretive styles of pop, rock, and fusion, they are the first all-female band from the DPRK, and made their world debut on July 6, 2012. Their varied musical style has been described as symphonic because it is "putting together different kinds of sounds, and ending in a harmonious, pleasing result."

The band has been referred to in the West as "North Korea's version of the Spice Girls".

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