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K-Pop's BTS rocks out in ultra-conservative Saudi

12.10.2019

K-Pop 's BTS rocks out in ultra-conservative Saudi

"I hope that there will more of these kinds of concerts," she told AFP.

Many welcomed the group's decision to perform in Saudi Arabia, which has loosened decades-old restrictions on entertainment as part of a push to improve its image and attract tourists in a broader plan to diversify its economy away from oil.

As Saudi Arabia boosts its entertainment offering, its record has put off some artists, including rapper Nicki Minaj, who pulled out of the Jeddah World Fest in July, citing human rights concerns.

But fans on Friday were excited about the prospect of future events, as children and their parents waited in anticipation outside the stadium in the kingdom that rarely pulsates to the beats of pop songs and throngs of young people.

Nearby was a group of three Filipinos, who made the trip from Jeddah, about 800 kilometers west of Riyadh.

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