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Debut of Moranbong Band
Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- The Moranbong Band in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea made its debut some days ago.

The debut performed by some 10 instrumentalists and young female singers left deep impressions on local people for their cheerful and rhythmic rendition and emotional and joyful songs.

Teachers and students at Pyongyang Kim Won Gyun Conservatory told KCNA that the performance was refreshing.

Jo Su Jong, a student at the conservatory, said:

"The band master, Sonu Hyang Hui's violin rendition was so attractive. I will try hard to become a violinist as skillful as her."

Another student Jong Kuk Jin said:

"In a word, the performance was fascinating.

The band took the stage with such Korean popular songs as 'Arirang', 'Let's Learn' and 'Victors' and world's famous songs, including 'Song of Gypsy', which were arranged in a new style.

I am very pleased to see the nation's musical art in robust development."

Choe Dan, a teacher at the conservatory, said:

"The performance reminded me of the dear respected Kim Jong Un's remark that foreign music, suitable to Koreans' emotions, should be introduced and developed in Korean style.

I will devote all my wisdom and energy to steadily developing in a balanced manner the traditional and popular music to suit the emotions and aesthetic sense of the Korean people."

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