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Book made in North Korea, 1978, by the Foreign Languages Publishing House Pyongyang.
The Mansudae Art Troupe is a North Korean troupe of musicians that create light-classical operas and music, as well as dance pieces.
The Mansudae Art Troupe has performed over 700 times in over 50 countries to “promote the friendship with the progressive peoples of the world.” It played a key role in producing the revolutionary opera The Flower Girl (1972) a tragic story about North Korea under Japanese occupation during the 1930s and said to have been written by Kim Il-sung. The Troupe is said to have performed Flower Girl 1,300 times and Hong Yong-hee an actress from the film of the opera, is on the North Korean one-Won bank note. The Mansudae Art Troupe also performed the “Song of Paradise” (1976) over 340 times. The troupe has also created 1,500 songs and over 500 instrumental pieces and was awarded the Order of Kim Il-sung in 1972. Dancers from the troupe appeared in three North Korean Stamps issued in 1973.