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Grand Performance Given in DPRK on Day of Shining Star
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- A grand performance for commemoration of leader Kim Jong Il's birthday "We Will Be Loyal Down through Generations" was given at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on Thursday.

Present to view the performance was Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Workers' Party of Korea and the state and army of the DPRK.

It was also enjoyed by Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Ri Yong Ho and other senior party, state and army officials, officials of party, armed forces and power bodies, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, scientific, educational, cultural and art, public health and press organs and men and officers of the KPA and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces.

Present to watch it on invitation were overseas compatriot delegations and individuals including a delegation of Koreans in Japan to commemorate the Day of the Shining Star, the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front, representatives of embassies of different countries and international organizations and members of the military attaches corps here.

The performance began with orchestral music and chorus "We Will Be Loyal down through Generations".

Its numbers included mixed duet and chorus "Cantata to Comrade Kim Jong Il", an all-people hymn sung by the Korean army and people in every period of the revolution. Among them are also choruses "Old Home Covered with Snow" and "The General Is the Son of the Guerrillas", piano duet and chorus "O Korea, I Will Add Glory to Thee", female solo and chorus "Snowflakes Falling in the Night Sky", male solo and male chorus "Song of Comradeship", male chorus "The General Uses the Art of Compressing Space" and male solo and mixed chorus "We Will Never Forget".

The performers sang of the brilliant life of the peerless patriot, who was born as the shining star over Mt. Paektu amid the blessing of all people and laid a solid foundation for eternal prosperity of Kim Il Sung's nation, adorning the protracted course of the Juche revolution with proud victory and glory.

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