Kim Jong Uns Propaganda-Hymn and the North Korean Mickey Mouse

 Youtube Direktkim, via Neatorama

Kim Jong Un, der „Große Nachfolger“ von Kim Jong-Il, hat sich seinen ersten Propaganda-Song. Der Track heisst „Onward Toward the Final Victory“ und der Clip dazu wird ein paar mal am Tag im Fernsehen gezeigt, was das nordkoreanische StaatsTV zu einem musikalischeren Sender als MTV werden lässt. The Atlantic hat ‘ne Analyse und Übersetzung des Songtextes. Außerdem: Kim Jong Un hat sich ein Musical/Theater/Aufführung/Whatever angesehen, bei dem die Band in Disney-Kostümen auftrat und so kam es, dass sich der „Supreme Commander“ öffentlich ‘ne singende Mickey Mouse angesehen hat.

Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong Un, in an unusual – and unauthorized – performance featuring Disney characters. Performers dressed as Minnie Mouse, Tigger and others danced and pranced as footage from “Snow White,” “Dumbo,” “Beauty and the Beast” and other Disney movies played on a massive backdrop, according to still photos shown on state TV.

The inclusion of characters popular in the West – particularly from the United States, North Korea’s wartime enemy – is a notable change in direction for performances in Pyongyang. Actors and actresses also showed off new wardrobes, including strapless gowns and little black dresses.

Kim himself established the group that performed, and the changes may be a sign that he is seeking to carve out a different image from his father and predecessor, Kim Jong Il, by easing restrictions on Western culture, said Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korean studies professor based in Seoul, South Korea.

Small world: Show for N. Korea’s Kim goes Disney (via The Beat)