Stage egukka 20120606 05.01 s

Date: 2012 June 06
Theme: 66th anniversary of the Korean Children’s Union
Place: Ryukyong Chung Ju-yung Gymnasium
Audience: Young pioneers from around the country. Probably the largest audience that UO ever had at one time. Every place was packed full of children.
KJU present
Choir: c. 70, Mansudae Art Troupe singers + a children’s choir
KCNA: http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2012/201206/news06/20120606-37ee.html
Published: YouTube http://youtu.be/XhEdDoecKNo
Quality: not bad. 640 × 480.

Comment: this concert series went on for two consequtive days more after this opening one, for the parents of the children, organizers of the KCU event, and Pyongyangites. UO was performing much more at this time than in other periods of its career.

Stage audience 20120606 00.22 s

Children waiting with a scarf and flowers for KJU

02.48 애국가 Egukka National anthem 愛国歌
Children started a cappella
Conductor Ri Myong-il

05.28 너희들은 조국의 미래여라 Nŏhwi tŭrŭn joguk ye mireyŏra You Are the Future of the Country 君たちは祖国の未来だ
No creation info.
Mixed sextet: Ri Chun-il 리춘일, Jang Yong-ok 장영옥 (blue), Ri Kum-hyok 리금혁, So Un-hyang 서은향 (white), Hwang Un-mi 황은미 (white), Mun Myong-sam 문명삼

08.04 Opening words by the lady whose name is never revealed

09,27 백두산을 향해 가는 길 Pektusanŭl hyange kanŭn kil Road to Pektu Mountain 白頭山に向かって行く道
No creation info.
Kim Kyong-ho 김경호

14.20 우리 엄마 기쁘게 한번 웃으면 Uri ŏmma kippŭge hanbŏn usŭmyŏn When My Mother Smiles with Pleasure 私の母が喜んで笑えば
From the film Sea of Blood 피바다, 1969. The only known creator is Kim Il-song.
Jang Song-mi 장송미 (pink), Ri Chun-il 리춘일, Kim Kyong-hui 김경희 (pink with a violet shade)

Jang Song-mi, Ri Chun-il, Kim Kyong-hui s

Jang Song-mi 장송미, Ri Chun-il 리춘일, Kim Kyong-hui 김경희

16.12 조선의 노래 Chosŏn ye nore Song of Korea 朝鮮の歌
Creator: Kim Il-song. Belongs accordingly to the category of immortal classic masterpieces.
Ri Ye-hyang 리예향, Jo Kuk-hyang 조국향, Jang Son-yong 장선영, who are students of the 평양률곡중학교 平壌リュルゴク中学校 Pyongyang Ryulgok Middle School, which is specialized in musical education, and has provided children’s voices to over 3500 songs used in animations, films and other recordings (counted in 2008 for a KCNA article).

18.14 어데까지 왔니 Ŏdekkaji wanni How far did you come? どこまで来たの
No creation info.
Children of the above school + a lady who apparently is their teacher or mentor. She is Kim Song-hui 김성희, who has appeared every now and then as a solist and choir member in UO concerts since 2010.03.08. Quite likely a musical worker in the DPRK can be engaged in various kinds of responsibilities.

19.40 우리는 아동단원 Urinŭn adong tanwŏn We are members of the Children’s Union われらは児童団員
Classical children’s song, no creator info.
Children singing here come from the 만경대혁명학원 = 万景台革命学院 Mangyongdae Revolutionary College, an institution established by Kim Il Song in 1947 for the education of the children of his fellow partisans, including martyrs, and whose descendants form the aristocracy of the country nowadays.

Kim Song-hui 김성희 & ch 20120606 21.01 s

Kim Song-hui 김성희 performing with children

21.09 수령님 한품속에 우리는 사네 Suryŏngnim hanphum soge urinŭn sane We live in the embrace of the leader 首領様の一つの懐に我らは生きる
Composition: Kim Song-su 김정수 金正洙, 1968.
Mansudae yesuldan 만수대예술단 is now the choir of UO. The singers are a bit older than university students. The orchestra plays standing, on the screen KIS and KJI with children.

23.42 내 동생 물음에 대답 했지요 Ne tongseng murŭme tedap hejjiyo I Answered My Younger Sister’s Question 私の妹の問いに答えたよ
Composition: Kim Byong-su 김병수, lyrics: Kim Sung-gil 김승길, 1985
The little girl is probably Hong Ri-Hyang 홍리향, who appears in several child singer videos of the time, and who is a student at the 대동문유치원 = 大東門幼稚園 Tedongmun Kindergarten in central Pyongyang, formed by KJI in the 1970s to train children in violin, kayagum and singing.
The older girls and the harmonica player study at the 평양학생소년궁전 = 平壌学生少年宮殿 Pyongyang School Children’s Palace, established by Kim Il Song in 1963. It is situated a little north of the Kim Il Song Square; very centre of Pyongyang. This is a place where musically talented children go after school to practice singing and playing musical instruments.

26.14 장군님 사랑 Janggunnim sarang The General’s Love 将軍様が愛します
No creation info.
Choe Kwang-ok 최광옥, Choe Myong-ok 최명옥, Choe Song-ok 최성옥 (세쌍둥이 = triplet) study at the 만경대학생소년궁전 = 万景台学生少年宮殿 Mangyongde School Children’s Palace, established by Kim Jong Il in 1989. It is the largest of the children palaces, situated in southern Pyongyang, near the birth place of Kim Il Song.

30.18 내가 나서 처음 배운 노래 Nega nasŏ chŏŭm peun nore Song of what I learned first 私が最初に学んだ歌
No creation info.
This boy, whose name is 김충렬 Kim Chun-ryol, also studies at the 평양학생소년궁전 = 平壌学生少年宮殿 Pyongyang School Children’s Palace.

32.48 소년빨찌산의 노래 Sonyŏn parjjisan ye nore Song of a young partisan 少年パルチザンの歌
Composition: Ri Konu 리건우, lyrics: Kim Hak-yon 김학연, 1951
Music from a 1951 film
Students of 평양률곡중학교 平壌栗谷中学校 Pyongyang Ryulgok Middle School

34.51 내어머니품 Ne ŏmŏni phum The bosom of my mother お母さんの懐
From the 1998 film 《줄기는 뿌리에서 자란다》 ”Trunks Grow from the Roots” 「幹は根から育つ」. No other info about the song.
’”Trunks grow from the roots” depicts young Korean people growing into true patriotic men thanks to the loving care of General Secretary Kim Jong Il’
Singer: Jang Yong-ok 장영옥

39.15 사랑의 왕차 Sarang ye wangcha King car of love 愛の王車 愛的王车
Composition: An Jong-ho 안정호, lyrics: Yun Du-gun 윤두근, 2002
Male quintet: Ri Chun-il 리춘일, Ri Kum-hyok 리금혁, Kang Kyong-hun 강경훈, Kim Yu-chol 김유철, Mun Myong-sam 문명삼

41.51 우리 아버지 Uri apŏji Our father 我らの父
Composition: Ri Jong-o 리종오, lyrics: Ri Jong-sul 리정술, 1993
Students of the 강반석혁명학원 Kang Pan-sok Revolutionary College 康盤石革命学院, in southern Pyongyang in the Mangyongdae District. Kang Pan-sok was the mother of Kim Il Song. The Mangyongdae Revolutionary College established by Kim Il Song in 1947 was after the Korean War enlarged and this college was separated from it especially for the education of the daughters of important war heroes and martyrs, but the institution has also male students.
Memorial song for KJI; concert master Mun Kyong-jin 문경진 plays a small solos. His visibility became somewhat higher after his successful performance in the Paris concert.

Mun Kyong-jin 20120606 42.25 s

Mun Kyong-jin 문경진

46.27 사랑하라 어머니조국을 Saranghara ŏmŏni jogugŭl Let’s love our mother country 愛せよ母なる祖国を
Composition: Ri Jong-o 리종오, lyrics: Kim Chun-ho 김춘호, 2006
Mixed sextet: Kim Hyang 김향 (blue), Pak Kum-hui 박금희 (turquiose), Rom Song-hui 럼송희 (red)
Ri Chun-il 리춘일, Ri Kum-hyok 리금혁, Kim Yu-chol 김유철

48.33 아동영화음악묶음 Atong yŏngwa ŭmak mukkŭm Medley of music from children’s movies 児童映画音楽メドレー
Yun Pom-ju conducts

54.25 조국의 사랑은 따사로워라 Joguk ye sarangŭn tasaro wŏra Love of home country is warm 祖国の愛は暖かい
Composition: Choe Dong-ok 최동옥, lyrics: Han Dok-su 한덕수, 1957
Hwang Un-mi 황은미 with children choir

Hwang Un-mi 20120606 54.57 s

58.33 장고춤 Janggo chum Drum dance チャンゴ(丈鼓)の踊り
Kim Jin-ok 김진옥 of the Pyongyang School Children’s Palace

01.01.33 초소의 봄 Choso ye pom Spring coming to the watch post 歩哨所の春
No creation info.
Flutists: Kim Jon-ri 김전리 & Ryu Su-yon 류수연 of the Mangyongde School Children’s Palace

01.05.39 우리 학급동무들 Uri hakkŭp tongmudŭl Our classmates 私たちのクラスメート
No creation info.
Ji Ha-yon 지하연 of the Pyongyang School Children’s Palace

01.07.34 꽃이 피는 봄날을 안아오리라 Kochi phinŭn pomnarŭl anaorira A spring day with flowers blooming is approaching 花咲く春の日を抱いて来る
Composition: Jon Chang-il 전창일, lyrics: Choe Hui-gon 최희건, 1982
So Un-hyang
Beautiful perfomance.

So Un-hyang 20120606 01.09.22 s

So Un-hyang 서은향

01.10.16 조국이여 너를 떨치리 Jogugiyŏ nŏrŭl tŏlchiri Praise your mother country 祖国よ君を轟かさん
No creation info.
Kim Myong-sin 김명신 (blue), Kim Kyong-ho 김경호

01.13.21 타오르라 우등불아 Thaorŭra udŭngbura Burn up, campfire! 燃えあがれ、焚き火よ
Composition: An Jong-ho 안정호, lyrics: Cha Yong-do 차영도, 2010
Mixed quartet: Ri Chun-il, Pak Kum-hui (pink), Kim Myong-sin (blue), Kim Kyong-ho

01.15.51 조선을 위하여 배우자 Chosŏnŭl wihayŏ peuja Let’s learn for Korea 朝鮮のために学ぼう
Composition: Ham Gi-chan 함기찬, lyrics: Myong Jun-sop 명준섭, 1990
Children’s choir

01.17.28 미래를 사랑하라 Mirerŭl saranghara Love the Future 未来を愛しなさい
Kim Il-sim 김일심, a teenage girl, recites a love poem for KJU;
background music is 세상에 부럼없어라 Sesange purŏmŏpsŏra We have nothing to envy in this world この世に羨むことはない

Kim Il-sim 김일심 love poem 20120606 01.18.50 s

Kim Il-sim 김일심

01.21.18 소년단행진곡 Sonyŏndan hengjingok March of young pioneers 少年団行進曲
Composition: Ri Myon-sang 리면상, lyrics: Jong So-chon 정서촌, 1946
Grande finale

Grande finale 20120606 01.22.20

01.22.57 Ending ceremonies

Stage end 20120606 01.24.38 s