NY Philharmonic Orchestra performs in Pyongyang. Why does Rush’s term “Gorbasm” come to mind? Still, this quote I thought may have some merit:

Before the concert, Maazel said the orchestra has been a force for change in the past, noting that its 1959 performance in the Soviet Union was part of that country’s opening up to the outside world that eventually resulted in the downfall of the regime.

“The Soviets didn’t realize that it was a two-edged sword, because by doing so they allowed people from outside the country to interact with their own people, and to have an influence,” he told journalists in Pyongyang. “It was so long-lasting that eventually the people in power found themselves out of power.”