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Performance of Electronic Band of KPA Air Force Command Song and Dance Ensemble

KCNA report from 26 January 2011

Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance Given by Electronic Band

[KCNA, January 26, 2011]

Pyongyang – Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, appreciated a performance given by the Electronic Band of the Song and Dance Ensemble of the KPA Air Force Command.

Its colorful numbers included “Best Wishes”, “Where Are You, Dear General?”, “Attraction and Reverence” and “We Will Become Shield in Sky.”

Its artistes enthusiastically sang of the leadership exploits Kim Jong Il has performed for the strengthening and development of the Party and the revolutionary armed forces and the building of a rich and powerful country under the banner of songun and the great national pride and self-esteem of the Korean people blessed with the illustrious leaders generation after generation.

Kim Jong Il acknowledged the enthusiastic cheers of the performers and audience and congratulate the artistes on their successful presentation.

He expressed great satisfaction over the splendid performance replete with the faith and will of the DPRK and the revolutionary soldier spirit presented by the band and highly appreciated its success.

Though it is not long since the band was organized it has made rapid progress by displaying the revolutionary and creative spirit, he said, adding that this is the shining fruition of the strong revolutionary soldier spirit enshrined by the creators and artistes of the band.

He set forth the important tasks to serve as guidelines for arts creation.

Among the audience were Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, Kim Ki Nam and Choe Thae Bok, members of the Political Bureau and secretaries of the C.C., the WPK, Kim Kyong Hui, member of the Political Bureau and department director of the C.C., the WPK, Choe Ryong Hae, alternate member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C.C., the WPK and member of the CMC of the WPK, Kim Phyong Hae alternate member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C.C., the WPK, and Mun Kyong Dok, alternate member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C.C., the WPK and chief secretary of the Pyongyang City Committee of the WPK, Kim Won Hong and Ri Pyong Chol, members of the CMC of the WPK, Hyon Chol Hae and Ri Myong Su, department director of the NDC and other commanding officers of the army.

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