August 26, The Military Band of the Korean People’s Army of the DPR of Korea, participant of the Twelfth Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival, will perform onstage of the Russian Army Central Academic Theater.
Musicians will present the audiences compositions belonging to the specific style of the patriotic song called taejung kayo. Hence, the concert program will feature Korean patriotic marches and compositions, such as Song of General Kim Il Sung, Song of the Korean People’s Army, Song of General Kim Jong Il, Hymn to General Kim Jong-un, and Be Glorious Our Great Party. Musicians will perform Semen Chernetskiy Moscow’s Fireworks march to honor Russia as the host country. Then, the stage will be passed onto the vocalists of the band who are going to perform a plethora of Russian and national songs such as Be Glorious General Kim Jong-un, I Love You, Socialism, Our National Flag, Katusha, Victory Day, Nightingalesand others. Furthermore, the audiences will have a chance to watch the band’s women dance team.
The history of the Military Band of the People’s Army of the DPRK dates back to February 23 of 1946 when its predecessor, the Band of the Military School of Pyongyang, was formed. At present, the Military Band of the Korean People’s Army is engaged in all major state events both internally and externally providing musical accompaniment. Compositions belonging to the specific style of the patriotic song called taejung kayooccupy an important place in the band’s repertoire. They express the invincible spirit and might of the Korean People’s Army. The evolvement of this genre is closely related to the names of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, both leaders of North Korea, as well as to the name of Kim Won Gyun, a North Korean composer who in 1946 composed Song of General Kim Il Sung.
Many of the band’s members have gone through the Russian school of wind music which is greatly appreciated in the DPRK as they received training by Russian specialists who work in the country under the contract.
Though being the debutant of the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival in Moscow, the Military Band of the Korean People’s Army of the DPRK of Korea is not a newcomer in Russia. In 2012 and 2015 they took part in the First Amur Waves International Military Music Festival in Khabarovsk.
The concert starts at 2 pm. Admission is by tickets.
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