The video has a wrong scale, namely 720:420, which makes it look as if the ladies have become fatter. Some 20 kg more weight on them in a couple of months. Apparently the original uploader made the video fit a specific computer screen, but did not notice the distorting effect it caused. Most videos from now on suffer from the same problem. A correct scale should be 720:540 or 640:480, which is a standard one. Can be easily corrected in Flip player (Windows) or the handy freeware VLC (4:3); Mac’s QuickTime can do nothing for it.

Concert theme: ”Art performance”
Place: Jagang province on the Chinese border, local hall
Audience: Workers of Jagang Province, especially from Kanggye General Tractor Plant
KJU: Present
KCNA: Mentions the concert; calendar>>June 23, 2013
01.28 조국보위의 노래 Joguk powiye nore Song of defending motherland 祖国防衛の歌
Composition: Ri Myon-sang 리면상, lyrics: Jo Ryong-chul 조령출, 1950
Sextet at the back: Pak Mi-kyong, Jong Su-hyang, Ri Myong-hui / Kim Yu-kyong, Ryu Jina, Pak Son-hyang

03.43 결전의 길로 Kyŏljŏnye killo On the road to a decisive battle 決戦の道へ
Composition: Kim Ok-song 김옥성, lyrics: Sok Kwang-hui 석광희, 1951
String quartet: Sonu Hyang-hui, Hong Su-kyong, Cha Yong-mi, Yu Un-jong

07.46 후대들을 위하여 Hudedŭrŭl wihayŏ For the coming generation 後代達(後の世代のために)
Composition: Kim Won-il 김원일, lyrics: Chon Dongu 촌동우?, date unknown
Solo: Ryu Jina

Medley of war songs

11.46 다음번 화점은 내가 막으리 Taŭmbŏn hwajŏmŭn nega magŭri I’ll defend the next action station 次の火点は私が防ぐ
Composition: Ri Jongo 리종오, lyrics Sok Kwang-hui 석광희, date unknown; one poet with the same name was active during the 1950s, while Ri has published compositions since the late 1980s
Quartet: Pak Mi-kyong, Kim Sol-mi, Ryu Jina, Pak Son-hyang

13.17 전화의 그날 그 정신으로 Jŏnwaye kŭnal kŭ jŏngsinŭro With a spirit like in the war days 戦火のその日その精神で
No creation info
Quintet: Pak Mi-kyong, Ri Myong-hui, Jong Su-hyang, Kim Yu-kyong, Pak Son-hyang

14.42 나가자 조선아 병진 앞으로 Nagaja Chosŏna pyŏngjin aphŭro Forward Korea, forward side by side 前に進もう朝鮮よ、並進前へ
Composition: Jon Gwon 전권, lyrics: Yun Du-gun 윤두근, 2011
Oktet; i.e., also Ra Yu-mi entered the stage


16.29 생이란 무엇인가 Sengiran muŏsinga What is life? 生とは何か
Composition: Hwang Jin-yong 황진영, lyrics: Ri Jinu 리진우, 1988
Duo: Kim Yu-kyong, Ryu Jina; pangchang: Pak Mi-kyong, Kim Sol-mi, Ri Myong-hui

21.39 포병의 노래 Phobyŏngye nore Artillery song 砲兵の歌
Composition: Hwang Jin-yong 황진영, 1997

23.50 단숨에 Tansume In one breath 一気に
Composer: Hwang Jin-yong 황진영, lyrics: Yun Du-gun 윤두근, 2003
String quartet; Sonu Hyang-hui and Cha Yong-mi make a round among the audience. Oktet acts as dancers in the background, again singing the title word a few times.

28.20 이 땅에 밤이 깊어갈 때 I tange pami kiphŏgal te When night falls on the land
Composition: Kim Un-ryong 김운룡, lyrics: Cha Yong-do 차영도, 2013
Trio: Pak Mi-kyong, Kim Yu-kyong, Ryu Jina

32.23 그 품이 제일 좋아 Kŭ phumi jeil joa Your bosom is the best あなたの懐が一番良い
Composition: Kim Un-ryong 김운룡, lyrics: Cha Ho-gun 차호근, 2013
Quintet: Pak Mi-kyong, Kim Sol-mi, Jong Su-hyang, Kim Yu-kyong, Ryu Jina

35.32 우린 승리자 Urin sŭngnija We are the winners 我ら勝利者
Composition: Kim Won-il 김원일, lyrics: Choe Ro-sa 최로사, date unknown
Solo: Ryu Jina

39.25 우리의 총창우에 평화가 있다 Uriye chongchangue phyŏngwaga itta Peace is on our bayonets 我らの銃剣の上に平和がある
Composition: Ri Jongo 리종오, lyrics: Jong Un-ok 정은옥, 1993
Duo: Ryu Jina, Pak Son-hyang / oktet

43.32 천만이 총폭탄 되리라 Chŏnmani chongphottan twerira Ten million will become bullets and bombs 千万人が銃爆弾になろう
Composition: Hwang Jin-yong 황진영, 1994

46.32 운명도 미래도 맡긴 분 Unmyŏngdo miredo matgin pun Our fate and future entrusted on him 運命も未来も任せた方
Composition: Kim Un-ryong 김운룡, lyrics: Ri Myong-gun 리명근, 2013

Kim Un-ryong 2 2013
Hwang Jin-yong 4 old

Lyrics: Ri Myong-gun 1 new
Cha Yong-do 1 new

No creation info 5, probably 1 new, 4 old

15 songs; 3 new KJU, 12 old. 6 songs or more than ⅓ by MBB vice directors.



5 thoughts on “2013.06.24”

  1. kwaximus said:

    Hi Pekka
    Here is the full version of this concert in one piece as far as I can judge


    • kwaximus said:

      As I watch it – the previously missing part is quite interesting
      – Part of the audience does a bit of “slamming” in front of the stage
      – The string quartet plays with their backs turned to the audience for a few seconds
      – Two violinists leave the stage and mix with the crowd

      No kidding. Haven’t seen anything like this before at Moranbong concerts. The New Year’s concert celebration mood does not even come close to this.

      It does look prearranged but still very unusual.

      • kwaximus said:

        Actually as I re-watched the NY concert I would say that that performance was as good.

        Please, do not be in a hurry about adding the forum. Especially if that proved to be not easy to do. You might as well just discard the idea. Thanks again for the amazing site you have created.

  2. kwaximus said:

    KCTV report on the concert starting at 57:27

  3. 녀성중창 《포병의 노래》 “Artillery song” Stereo

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