The sweet sounds of North Korea

By Salon Staff
July 7, 2006 6:02PM (UTC)
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An alert reader pointed us to the well-stocked music section of what claims to be the official English-language Web site of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It's well worth a browse -- from the canned horn fanfare of "Song of General Kim Il Sung" to the Sunday-morning-kids-show vibe of "Children's Song 2" and "I Love My Motherland." Sure, the songs may all be in Korean -- at least the non-instrumental ones -- but with titles like "Raise Your Weapons to Wave The Supreme Commander" [sic], their meaning is hard to miss.

-- Scott Lamb


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