KJI screen 20120101 s

Date: 2012 January 01
Theme: New Year’s concert “The Cause of the Sun Will Be Immortal”
Place: East Pyongyang Grand Theatre
Audience: Ordinary looking people
KJU present
Choir: c. 70
KCNA: http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2012/201201/news02/20120102-11ee.html
Published: never the whole concert. Only a 5-minute news reel

Comment: Kim Jong-il had his final stroke in 2011.12.17, when UO’s preparations for the next New Year concert must have been well advanced already. Some of the more melancholy songs obviously were usable also in the new situation, the rest of the repertoire simply had to be changed so that it fit the new situation. Perhaps for that reason the concert was given a day late, in January 1. And if the idea had been to have a cozy concert in the Unhasu Theatre for high state officials, that plan was abandoned, and surprisingly ordinary looking people of all ages fill the rows of the much larger East Pyogyang Grand Theatre.

Audience 20120101 s

The visual style changed immediately, the audience is now shown often. The audience became an actor in the televized performance, in addition to the ensemble.

Same dresses as in 20120105 this is 20120101 s

Musicians are in military uniform, singers in the usual civilian clothing. They wore the same dresses also in the subsequent memorial concerts.

What was performed in the first concert after the death of KJI? KCNA gives a long list of songs:

애국가 Egukka National anthem 愛国歌
Composer Kim Wŏn’gyun Kim Won-gyun 김원균 金元均 1945; lyrics: Pak Seyŏng Pak Se-yong 박세영 朴世永 1946

김정일동지께 드리는 노래 Kim Jong-il tongjikke tŭrinŭn nore Song dedicated to Comrade Kim Jong Il (Cantata to Comrade Kim Jong Il) 金正日同志に捧げる歌
Composition & lyrics: Kim Gon-il 김건일, 1992

축복의 노래 Chukbokye nore Song for Blessing 祝福の歌
The origin of the song is said to be a letter sent by Kim Jong-il – when he was 11 – to his father at the front in 1952, and consequently the whole song is credited to him; no other creation info.

그이의 한생 Kŭi ye hanseng His whole life あの方の一生
Composition: Jon Kwang-su 전광수, lyrics: Kim Chol 김철, no exact date, a song of the 1990s

장군님이 그리워 Janggunnimi kŭriwŏ Longing for the General 将軍様が恋しい
Composition: Kim Yong-do 김영도, lyrics: group, date unknown

비날론 삼천리 Pinallon samchŏlli 3000 li of vinalon ビナロン三千里
Composition: An Jong-ho 안정호, lyrics: Yun Du-gun 윤두근, 2010

선군을 노래할 때 Sŏngunŭl norehal te When we sing of songun 先軍を歌う時
Composition: Ryu U-hyon 류우현, lyrics: Cha Ho-gun 차호근, 2010

꼭 오실거야 Kkok osilgŏya By all means please visit us ぜひお越しよ
Composition: Kim Sun-hwa 김순화, lyrics: Ryu Myong-ho 류명호, 2010

인민사랑의 노래 Inmin sarangye nore Song of people’s love 人民愛の歌
Composition: An Jong-ho 안정호, lyrics: Yun Du-gun 윤두근, 2010

매혹과 흠모 Mehok kwa hŭmmo Glorious and Admirable 魅惑と欣慕
Composition: An Jong-ho 안정호, lyrics: Yun Du-gun 윤두근, 2010

사랑에 대한 생각 Sarangye tehan senggak Thought of Love 愛についての思い
Lyrics: Ri Si-nun 리씨는, date unknown; KJI period. Ri is was a political prisoner in South Korea until the 1990s

동에 번쩍 서에 번쩍 빨찌산식이로다 Tonge pŏnjŏk sŏe pŏnjŏk parjjisan sigiroda Appearing in the east, appearing in the west in partisan style 東にさっ、西にさっ、パルチザン式なり
Composition: An Jong-ho 안정호, lyrics: Yun Du-gun 윤두근, 2008

아 그리워 A kŭriwŏ Longing ああ恋しい
No creation info. A KJI song, but performed for the first time by UO in September 2010, when the longing must have meant a wish to see him. Here turned into a KJI memorial song.

장군님 따라 싸우는 길에 Janggŭnnim tara saunŭn kile On the Road to Fight Under the General 将軍様に従い戦いの道へ
Composition: Ri Hak-pom 리학범, lyrics: Pek In-jun 백인준, 1978

여기가 내 사는 조국이여라 Yŏgiga ne sanŭn jogugi yŏra Here is the country where I live ここが私の暮らす祖国だ
Composition: An Jong-ho 안정호, lyrics: Ri Jong-sul 리정술, 2008

경애하는 그이 품에 안긴 이 행복 Kyŏnge hanŭn phume angin i hengbok Our happiness is in the embrace of the respected leader 敬愛するその方に抱かれるこの幸せ
Composition: Kim Un-ho 김응호, lyrics: Kim Du-il 김두일, date unknown

우리의 행군길 Uri ye henggun kil On our march 我らの行軍の道
Composition: Song Dong-chun 성동춘, lyrics: O Yong-je 오영재, 1985

조선의 힘 Josŏn ye him Might of Korea 朝鮮の力
Composition: U Jong-hui 우정희, lyrics: O Yong-je 오영재, 2011

수령님의 손길따라 Suryŏngnim ye songil tara We’ll go where the leader’s hand points to 首領様の導きに従い
Composer Kim Jong-su 김정수 金正洙, lyricist unknown, 1967

조선은 일떠섰다 Josŏnŭn iltŏsŏtta Korea has been established 朝鮮は立ち上がった
No creation info

나가자 조선아 Nagaja Chosŏna Forward Korea 進もう朝鮮よ
Composition: Jon Gwon 전권, lyrics: Yun Du-gun 윤두근, 2011
A new song made for KJU in 2011 https://youtu.be/ONlR5YvDFS4 … performed already in 20120101; KJU is mentioned in it

The YouTube video that KCNA published proves that UO performed also the song Parkŏrum, although KCNA does not mention it in the list of songs. Parkorum is a song created for Kim Jong Un in 2009; he is not yet mentioned in it by his name, but the lyrics let the listener understand that a new power is approaching with heavy footsteps.

발걸음 Parkŏrum Footsteps パルコルム ・ 足取り・ 歩み
Composition & lyrics: Ri Jong-o 리종오, 2009
Only these two verses were performed, likewise in the following concert:

발걸음 발걸음 더 높이 울려퍼져라
찬란한 미래를 앞당겨 척척척
Parkŏrŭm parkŏrŭm tŏ nophi ullyŏphŏ jyŏra
chanranan mirerŭl aphdanggyŏ chŏkchŏkchŏk
The steps resonate loudly
Leading us to a glittering future