Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, together with Ri Sol Ju, enjoyed a concert of new music pieces given by the Moranbong Band at the Mansudae Art Theatre on Wednesday.
Among the audience were Hwang Pyong So, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Ryong Hae, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Yo Jong, Ri Jae Il and other senior party and army officials.
Also enjoying the performance were officials, creators and artistes in the field of art of the army and society, officials and writers of the Ministry of Culture, the C.C., the General Federation of the Unions of Literature and Art of Korea and the C.C., the Writers Union of Korea and teachers and researchers in the field of art education.
The concert began with female trio “The Dear Name Called by People.”
Its repertoire included female solos and pangchang “Song of Big Fish Haul” and “Voice of My Heart”, a series of light music “The Glorious Motherland” and “Ode to the Motherland” and female solo and pangchang “Sea of Apples at Foot of Chol Pass”.
He congratulated the performers on their successful performance, waving back to the enthusiastic cheers of the performers and audience.
He said that the revolutionary and militant creative style of the Moranbong Band is characterized by the do-or-die spirit in which it carries out the task assigned by the party most successfully at the best level even by spending so many sleepless nights, the unique and forward looking creative zeal to ceaselessly create something new free from ready-made styles and formulas from an innovative point of view, and the collectivist hot wind of competition to conduct a campaign of ability, helping each other, adding that such a work style has been fully displayed through the concert.
He said the Moranbong Band not only created recently such new works as the song “Sea of Apples at Foot of Chol Pass” but also made tireless efforts to improve their ability and skill, not resting content with its success already made and thus brought about big progress in the creation and representation of works.
Calling on the officials, creators and artistes in the field of literature and art to bring about innovations in their activities to create arts by learning from the creative style of the Moranbong Band, he gave them precious instructions to do so.
He underlined the need for the creators and artistes in the field of literature and art to hold high the slogan “Let’s uphold the Songun leadership of the party by creating a lot of masterpieces!” and create more masterpieces fully representing the breath of the times.
He gave an instruction to channel efforts into creating folk songs from the firm viewpoint that the Korean-style melody and tune are the best and conduct a dynamic campaign for creating art works suited to the emotional feelings of the people including the Korean-style popular music.
He expressed expectation and belief that all officials, creators and artistes in the field of literature and art including those of the Moranbong Band would turn out as one in the efforts to usher in a new heyday of the development of the Juche-oriented literature and art with strong confidence and courage and thus successfully discharge their honorable mission and duty for the era and the revolution.