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'Take On Me' By A-Ha Covered By North Korean Accordion-Playing Students

First Posted: 02/ 3/2012 2:59 pm Updated: 02/ 3/2012 3:12 pm

Our favorite teen cover of an '80s classic might be the music featured in the above video, which stars five talented young accordion players from Kum Song School in Pyongyang, North Korea playing a-Ha's 'Take On Me.' According to the YouTube channel to which this video was originally posted, this performance is "part of multi-genre project, "The Promised Land," by director and artist Morten Traavik, opening at the international arts and culture festival Barents Spektakel in Kirkenes, Norway February 8-12, 2012. You can check out www.traavik.info and www.barentsspektakel.no for more info. (via Buzzfeed)

Here are a few other YouTube cover videos by talented teens on our radar this month (with fewer accordions but just as much awesome!):

- Miley Cyrus covers Bob Dylan (and, according to our comments, does the song justice!)
- Young singer records his own music video for Adele's "Someone Like You"
- 16-year-old guitarist writes her own rendition of Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never"

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