Original upload, not very good: http://youtu.be/QinYMHLG9Ns
Much better quality: https://youtu.be/cBwDVRPWZWg

Stage 20121010 (1)

Concert theme: “Song in Praise of the Guiding Party”; 67th anniversary of the WPK
Place: People’s Theatre
Audience: Officials of the party, state, army, and industries; university staff and students
KJU: Present
KCNA: Highly approving, calendar>>October 11, 2012

Stage 20121010 (2)
The white uniforms that became a mark of the band were introduced in this concert. The famous 2012 hair style was getting shorter and spreading among the members. Likewise the band’s own emblem, which no other group uses, was introduced here, though it still can be seen only on the dress of the members and in song titles. It clearly depicts an electric violin, and I suppose that it is Sonu Hyang-hui’s violin. At least it attests to the central role of the String Quartet in the band at this time. I wonder what is the piece of melody written on the emblem?

00.01.08 Presentation of band members

00.02.22 애국가 Egukka National anthem 愛国歌
Composition: Kim Won-gyun 김원균 金元均, lyrics: Pak Se-yong 박세영 朴世永, 1947

00.04.45 10 월입니다 Si wŏrimnida It is October 十月です
Composition: Ri Jongo 리종오, lyrics: Jong Yong-ho 정영호, 1995
Vocal sextet: Pak Mi-kyong, Kim Sol-mi, Jong Su-hyang, Ri Myong-hui, Kim Yu-kyong, Pak Son-hyang

00.07.30 조선로동당 만세 Chosŏn rodongtang manse Hail to the Korean Workers’ Party! 朝鮮労働党万歳
Composition: Om Ha-jin 엄하진, lyrics: An Ho-gun 안호근, 1980

00.08.35 당중앙을 목숨으로 사수하자 Tangjungangŭl moksumŭro sasuhaja Let’s defend the party central to our death 党中央を命がけで死守しよう
Composition: Ri Tong-jun 리동준, lyrics: Han Chan-bo 한찬보, 1959. Thus the metaphor of party central was used already by KIS in the 1950s, and only later adopted by KJI in the early 1970s.

00.09.07 어머니당의 품 Ŏmŏni tangye phum Bosom of the Mother Party 母なる党のふところ
Composition: Yu Myong-chol 유명철, lyrics: Kim Song-jo 김성조, 1979

00.10.13 나를 부르는 소리 Narŭl purŭnŭn sori The voice that calls me 私を呼ぶ声
Composer: U Jong-hui 우정희, 1981

00.10.44 당을 노래하노라 Tangŭl norehanora I sing in praise of the Party 党を歌わん
Composition: Hwang Jin-yong 황진영, lyrics: Cha Yong-do 차영도, 2010

00.12.38 가고싶어 가는 길 Kagosiphŏ kanŭn kil The road I want to go 行きたくて行く道
Composition: Kim Mun-hyok 김문혁, 1992

00.13.22 내 마음 즐거워라 Ne maŭm jŭlgŏwŏra I am joyful 私の心は楽しい
Composition: Pak Jin-guk 박진국, lyrics: Kim Kyong-gi 김경기, 1992

00.14.25 밤하늘에 내리는 눈송이야 Pamanŭre nerinŭn nunsongiya Snowflakes falling from the night sky 夜空に降る雪よ
Composition: U Jong-hui 우정희, lyrics: Jang Tongu 전동우,1985

00.15.30 당의 령도를 중성으로 받들리 Tangye ryŏnggorŭl jungsŏngŭro pattŭlli We’ll be true to the Party’s guidance 党の領導を心から奉じる
No creation info.

00.16.20 당의 기치따라 Tangye kichittara Let’s subordinate ourselves under the Party flag 党の旗に従って
Composition: Han Si-hyong 한시형, lyrics: group, 1980

00.18.20 그대밖에 내 몰라라 Kŭdebagge ne mollara We know nobody but you あなたしか私は知らない
Composition: So Jong-gon 서정건, 1987
Cello solo: Yu Un-jong

00.22.54 조국과 나 Joguk kwa na Motherland and I 祖国と私
Composition: Hwang Jin-yong 황진영, 1997
Vocal solo: Ryu Jina

00.27.55 장군님을 닮으리 Janggun nimŭl talmŭri We must learn from the general 将軍様を見習おう
Composition: Hu Pan 후반, 2000
Vocal quartet: Kim Yu-kyong, Ri Myong-hui, Ryu Jina, Pak Son-hyang

00.30.55 당중앙의 불빛 Tangjungangye pulbit Light from the Party Central Committee 党中央委員会から明かり
Composition: Om Ha-jin 엄하진, lyrics: Ri Dok-jo 리덕조、1980
One of the first songs glorifying the untiring work of KJI for DPRK citizens late at night in his office in lamplight. Here presented as an instrumental version.
String quartet: Sonu Hyang-hui, Hong Su-kyong, Cha Yong-mi, Yu Un-jong

00.34.32 전사의 길 Jŏnsaye kil Soldier’s road 戦士の道
Composition: U Jong-hui 우정희, 1986
Guitar: Kang Phyong-hui
Duo: Ryu Jina & Pak Son-hyang

00.39.48 아버지 어머니의 청춘 시절 Apŏji ŏmŏniye chŏngchun sijŏl Vernal years of father and mother 父と母の青春時節
No creation info.
Vocal septet: Pak Mi-kyong, Kim Sol-mi, Jong Su-hyang, Ri Myong-hui, Kim Yu-kyong, Ryu Jina, Pak Son-hyang

00.43.48 우리의 행군길 Uriye henggungil On our march 我らの行軍の道
Composition: Song Dong-chun 성동춘, lyrics: O Yong-je 오영재, 1985
String quartet

00.48.02 하나의 대가정 Hanaye tegajŏng One great family 一つの大家庭
Composition: Hwang Jin-yong 황진영, lyrics: Ri Jong-sul 리정술, 1990
Vocal septet

00.50.48 번영하여라 로동당시대 Pŏnyŏngayŏra Rodongtang site Do prosper, age of the Workers’ Party! 繁栄せよ労働党時代
Composition: Ri Jongo 리종오, lyrics: Choe Jun-kyong 최준경, 1996

00.54.49 어머니 Ŏmŏni Mother
No creation info.
Banyan: Kim Hyang-sun
Vocal duo: Ri Myong-hui, Pak Son-hyang

00.58.20 내 운명 빛내준 어머니 당의 품 Ne unmyŏng pinnejun ŏmŏni tangye phum My destiny is in the bosom of the Mother Party 私の運命を輝かせた母なる党のふところ
No creation info; sounds like a KJI era song
Vocal solo: Pak Son-hyang.
One of her rare solos. She has a nice deep contralto voice, and is perfectly capable of performing alone on stage, but for some reason moments of special stardom just do not come her way. The assignment of different status roles to different people follows North Korean rules, and they are clouded.

01.02.30 어머니의 목소리 Ŏmŏinye moksori Mother’s voice 母の声
Composition: Kim Hak-yong 김학영, 1992
Vocal solo: Ryu Jina

01.07.14 어머니 우리 당이 바란다면 Ŏmŏni uri tangi parandamyŏn If the Mother Party wishes 母なる我が党が望むなら
Composition: Kim Mun-hyok 김문혁, lyrics: Jo Ryong-chul 조령출, 1992
Vocal sextet; unusual order. Pan Son-hyang is resting

01.11.18 우등불 Udŭngbul Campfire 焚火
Composition: An Jong-ho 안정호, lyrics: Cha Yong-do 차영도, 2010
Vocal quintet: Kim Sol-mi is mentioned in the screen text; the others are Pak Mi-kyong, Jong Su-hyang, Kim Yu-kyong, Pak Son-hyang

01.14.30 불타는 소원 Pulthanŭn sowŏn Burning wish 燃える望み
Composition: Jong Chun-il 정춘일, lyrics: Hwang Song-ha 황성하, 2012
Vocal solo: Kim Yu-kyong

01.19.09 높이 날려라 우리의 당기 Nophi nallyŏra uriye tangi Fly high our Party flag! 高く翻れ我らの党旗
Composition: Kim Dong-chol 김동철, lyrics: Choe Jun-kyong 최준경, 1985
Vocal septet, normal order

01.23.21 영광을 드리자 위대한 우리 당에 Yŏngkwangŭl tŭrija widehan uri tange Glory to our great Party! 栄光を捧げよう、偉大な党に
Composition: An Jong-ho 안정호, lyrics: Yun Du-gun 윤두근, 2010
Vocal septet, usually normal order, despite movings on the stage

01.27.47 당을 노래하노라 Tangŭl norehanora I sing in praise of the Party 党を歌わん
This was one of the songs in the medley, a KJI era song from 2010. Despite what was shown on the video, this was not actually a direct KJU song. Only one new song. Almost everything was KJI era party songs, at least one also from KIS times.

01.30.10 Ending ceremonies

Jong Chun-il 1 2012
U Jong-hui 3 old
Hwang Jin-yong 3 old
An Jong-ho 2 old

Lyrics new
Hwang Song-ha 1 2012

No creation info 4; apparently all old

29 songs, 1 new KJU, 28 old. 8 or roughly ⅓ were composed by MBB vice directors.

White military uniforms and the emblem.

Sonu Hyang-hui 20121010 01.06.41

Sonu Hyang-hui 01.06.41

Hong Su-kyong 20121010 13.20

Hong Su-kyong 13.20

Cha Yong-mi 20121010 14.30

Cha Yong-mi 14.30

Yu Un-jong 20121010  17.28

Yu Un-jong performing solo at 17.28

Yu Un-jong 20121010  18.11 (1)

Yu Un-jong 18.11. She always wore the heaviest make-up in her eyes.

Kang Phyong-hui 20121010 34.19

Kang Phyong-hui 34.19. She was the first musician to start cutting her hair short.

Kang Phyong-hui 20121010 57.46

Kang Phyong-hui 57.46

Ri Sol-lan 20121010 23.10

Ri Sol-lan 23.10

Kim Yong-mi 20121010 51.04

Kim Yong-mi 51.04

Kim Yong-mi hand 20121010 01.15.03

Kim Yong-mi’s hand 01.15.03. Their jewelry was set. Everyone has one bracelet either in the right or left hand, as well as ear rings, but no rings on fingers. Also nothing on ankles etc. Kim Yong-mi’s decorations always appeared expensive, though I cannot really tell. Never worn or bought any.

Ri Hui-kyong 20121010 21.19

Ri Hui-kyong 21.19

Ri Hui-kyong hand 20121010 17.52

Ri Hui-kyong’s hand at 17.52. Her bracelets always looked the cheapest, though again I do not understand much about these. As the ladies used to wear the same bracelet in several concerts, and then change to something else, they appear individual possessions.

Kim Hyang-sun 20121010 54.05

Kim Hyang-sun 54.05

Kim Hyang-sun hand 20121010 01.08.34

Kim Hyang-sun’s hand at 01.08.34. Her decorations also always looked expensive. No one has ever been observed with any colour on nails, nor with long nails. Working woman’s fingers.

Ri Yun-hui 20121010 43.50

Ri Yun-hui 43.50

Choe Jong-im 20121010 01.13.35

Choe Jong-im 01.13.35


Cutting of hair also started much more markedly among the singers, with the ultra-short hair, or female version of the Kim Jong-un hair style, appearing first on the heads of Kim Yu-kyong and Ryu Jina. It is difficult to say whether they did as friends or as competitors; in terms of singing they appeared to be competitors, with Ryu Jina gradually becoming more important. As the cutting of the hair proceeded very unevenly and with different styles, it appears to be a result of individual initiative.

Kim Yu-kyong 20121010 01.17.52

Kim Yu-kyong 01.17.52. She was still a captain, and a national fashion model. The ultra short style is said to have got many followers among North Korean young females.

Kim Yu-kyong 20121010 27.47

Kim Yu-kyong 27.47

Kim Yu-kyong 20121010 10.35a

Kim Yu-kyong 10.35a

Kim Yu-kyong 20121010 10.35b

Kim Yu-kyong 10.35b. Interesting sudden flash of light on the ear ring.

Kim Yu-kyong 20121010 28.10

Kim Yu-kyong 28.10. They always wear lipstick, and some colour around the eyes, but usually in a rather soft manner.


Ryu Jina 20121010 26.26.png

Ryu Jina 26.26. She also cut her hair very short, but not quite as much as Kim Yu-kyong.


Ryu Jina 20121010 01.05.06

Ryu Jina 01.05.06

Ryu Jina 20121010 24.32

Ryu Jina 24.32

Kim Sol-mi 20121010 16.09

Kim Sol-mi 16.09

Pak Mi-kyong 20121010 15.30

Pak Mi-kyong 15.30. She comes from opera background, and there long hair for females is the norm.

Pak Son-hyang 20121010 35.19

Pak Son-hyang 35.19

Jong Su-hyang 20121010 01.23.26

Jong Su-hyang 01.23.26

Ri Myong-hui 20121010 55.36

Ri Myong-hui 55.36






4 thoughts on “2012.10.11”

  1. kennethm said:

    A dvd rip from the same concert: https://youtu.be/cBwDVRPWZWg
    Really good audio quality in stereo and video is OK with lyrics subtitles.

    • pekkakorhonen said:

      Yes, there it is, and has been for over three years. 258,529 visits, but none from me until now. Once you have a link, you have a link … thanks.

    • 20130101 concert
      there are only three of these kinds which have lyrics on them. I’ve had the videos for a while.

  2. pekkakorhonen said:

    Thanks MBFan. The quality levels go little by little higher.

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