Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble
|Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble|
Self-titled album cover
The Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble is an orchestra from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK - North Korea). It is famous for its performances of revolutionary and folk songs. They have been reported to be one of the country's most popular groups, although other critics have questioned what it means for a group to be popular in a country where the only music legally available comes from the few state-sanctioned musicians.
The Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble can be heard on DPRK radio stations. As with other North Korean groups, their recordings are issued by a government body. They have released over 150 CDs as of 2007.
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