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Lunar New Year Concert by Unhasu Orchestra

KCNA report from 3 February 2011

Kim Jong Il Enjoys Lunar New Year’s Concert

[KCNA, February 3, 2011]

Pyongyang – Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission, enjoyed with senior officials of the party, state and army the Lunar New Year’s concert given by the Unhasu Orchestra.

When he appeared in the auditorium of the theatre, the audience enthusiastically welcomed him, offering him lunar New Year greetings in reflection of the profound reverence of all the service personnel and people.

He acknowledged the enthusiastic cheers of the audience and warmly congratulated them on the lunar New Year.

The concert included numbers like “The Korean Nation Is the Best”, “Song of Friendship,” “My Wife” and “We Love Thee Socialism”.

The performers successfully represented the indomitable heroic spirit of the army and people of the DPRK dashing ahead like the wind toward the eminence of  thriving nation full of confidence of victory, optimism and joy, putting spurs to songun Chollima, to the general offensive under the wise guidance of Kim Jong Il.

He expressed great satisfaction with the excellent concert fully reflecting the desire and wishes of the Korean people the artistes of the orchestra presented by displaying the revolutionary creative spirit. He praised them for their successful performance.

He expressed expectation and belief that it would conduct dynamic performing activities in the future, too, to powerfully encourage the soldiers and people of the DPRK in their struggle to put up the plate of a powerful nation at the gate of the dignified songun Korea.

The audience included senior party, state and army officials.

Among them were Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Ri Yong Ho, Kim Jong Un, Ri Ul Sol, Kim Chol Man, Kim Yong Chun, Jon Pyong Ho, Kim Kuk Thae, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Hong Sok Hyong, Yang Hyong Sop, Ri Yong Mu, Kim Kyong Hui, Kang Sok Ju, Pyon Yong Rip, Ju Sang Song, Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong Gak, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Yong Il, Pak To Chun, Choe Ryong Hae, Thae Jong Su, Kim Phyong Hae, Mun Kyong Dok, Ri Thae Nam, Kim Rak Hui, Ju Kyu Chang, U Tong Chuk, Kim Chang Sop, O Kuk Ryol and members of the C.C., the WPK, in Pyongyang.

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