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Kim Jong Il Appreciates Art Performance

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

   Pyongyang, May 18 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, appreciated together with servicepersons of the KPA a performance given by art groups of families of servicemen of KPA Units 762 and 324 who had participated in the 9th contest among art groups of families of servicemen of the KPA. When he appeared in the auditorium, the audience enthusiastically welcomed him with stormy cheers shaking the theatre.
    The performers staged choruses "The Day of the Sun, Spring Holiday" and "Receive People's Best Wishes, Please," story telling and song "Whenever Thinking of the Journey for the Songun Leadership", Kayagum ensemble "Thank You General, Our Father", quartet "Blue Sky over My Country", folk song solo and chorus "Moran Hill," drama duo "Let's Read More," tale of revolutionary history "Spectacular Scenery", poem and story telling "We Are Hearing It Still Today", story telling and chorus "For the Motherland" and other numbers of various genres.
    They sang of their pride and honor of living and struggling in the great era of Songun and their worthwhile life replete with optimism and joy and powerfully demonstrated their firm faith and will to devotedly defend the headquarters of the revolution as wives of revolutionaries under arms and remain true to the glorious cause of Songun.
    As the performance was over, he waved back to the performers and audience shouting "Hurrah!" and congratulated the performers on their successful performance.
    He extended thanks to the members of the art groups, expressing great satisfaction over the fact that they have staged a performance high in political standard, rich in ideological content and refined in artistry as it gave clear answers to the social questions in the era of Songun.
    Among the audience were KPA Vice Marshal Kim Yong Chun, member of the NDC of the DPRK and chief of the KPA General Staff, KPA Generals Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong, KPA general officers, Ri Yong Chol, Ri Je Gang and Ri Jae Il, first vice department directors of the Central Committee of the WPK, Cha Sung Su, chairman of the Radio and Broadcasting Committee of the DPRK, Kim Ki Ryong, director general of the Korean Central News Agency, and other leading officials.

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