Kim Chen In appears to have moved one of his favorite bands to his palace in Pyongyang as a “reward for their loyalty.”
The North Korean dictator is said to be a fan of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) Orchestra and their propaganda music promoting faith in the ruling party.
It now looks like Kim is so in love with the group that he allowed them to live in two of his opulent palaces in Pyongyang, which feature prominently in their music videos, according to the company’s analysis. NC News…
Kumsusan Guesthouse in eastern Pyongyang, built to house a Chinese leader Xi Jinping on a visit two years ago, it appears to have been featured in at least one of the band’s music videos.
Kim met the group on July 11 at the sprawling estate with a lake and many palace buildings, according to the news site.
Kim Jong-un appears to have moved with one of his favorite bands to his palace in Pyongyang as a “reward for their loyalty.” In one of the band’s music videos, it appears that it was filmed at the Kumsusan guesthouse.
The green floor lamps and white decorations in the music video match those seen during Xi Jinping’s 2019 visit.
The North Korean dictator is said to be a fan of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) Orchestra and their propaganda music promoting faith in the ruling party. Pictured: The band appears to be playing outside Paekhwawon Guesthouse in one music video.
Their analysis of photographs from the meeting shows that the interior, including red sofas and paintings, has not changed during Jinping’s 2019 visit.
Four more new videos released by the group show the musicians playing at the nearby Paekhwawon guest house, where the presidents of South Korea and Cuba stayed in 2018.
They can be seen in footage that is played in the luxurious halls and rooms of the palace, as well as in the area in front of the large fountain and private lake.
The band members were also photographed relaxing and composing music together on the grounds of the palace.
With a lake and many palace buildings, Kumsusan Guesthouse was also where Kim met the group on July 11th.
The interior shown in the music video seems to match that of Kumsusan Guesthouse when Kim met Xi Jinping in 2019.
King Jong-un previously met with the group and other musicians at the palace.
It came just months after Kim Jong-un warned North Korea was facing severe famine, which he likened to the famine of the 1990s, which is believed to have killed up to 3.5 million North Koreans.
Videos and photographs show the group living in palaces or the equally opulent Samjion Theater as “a reward for their extraordinary dedication,” according to NK News.
While the group could have been granted access to the palaces solely for filming their music videos, their meeting with Kim at the Kumsusan Guesthouse suggests this will be more permanent, as he won’t be welcoming guests at the palace just for a photo shoot.
“The group could have been given long-term accommodation or seasonal access to these locations as a gift from the state,” the statement said.
Musicians are an important tool for Kim and his ruling party in spreading their propaganda and increasing the loyalty of the dictator.
The music video released by the group shows the musicians at the Paekhwawon Guesthouse.
The music video matches the interior of Paekhwawon Guesthouse, which was seen during the visit of South Korean President Moon Jae-in in 2018.
It comes at a time when Kim’s loyalty is key after he warned North Korea is facing a great famine.
North Korea is a mountainous country, which means that suitable land for agriculture is scarce and many of its farmers lack access to tools such as tractors, harvesters and threshers.
North Korea is believed to rely on foreign imports and aid to feed about a third of its population, but a 2017 UN report concluded that two-fifths of the population is malnourished, meaning they have no access to the number of calories they need per day. to maintain a healthy weight.
It is believed that a third of North Korean children are stunted, which means they did not get enough calories in their early years.
Last year, Kim Jong-un said pet dogs were a symbol of capitalist “decline” and ordered the dogs to be detained in Pyongyang – but many suspect it was a ploy to try to prevent food shortages in the country.