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S. Korean pop songs to be sung in P`yang

Posted January. 15, 2001 19:45,   


Many South Korean songs like "Sollal," a children's song, are expected to be sung in North Korea around this year's "Sollal" or Lunar New Year's Day, which falls on Jan. 24.

Keum Young Co., which supplies 60 percent of the "sing-along (karaoke) machines" in North Korea, recently shipped 10 machines containing a total of 6,000 songs, ranging from the latest pop songs, vocal music and children's songs, a company official said Monday.

Keum Young donated the equipment to a fraternal society of merchants at Najin Electronic World Building No. 19 and 20, who is launching a campaign to familiarize North Koreans with South Korean pop songs.

The singing machines also contain North Korean pop songs like "Nice to Meet You," "Let's Toast," and "Whistle." The South Korean songs include, among others, pop diva Lee Jeong-Hyun's "Change" and legendary singer Lee Mi-Ja's "Dongbaek Agassi."