November 29, 2023

The British Voice of Kim Il Sung

When walking around Kim Il Sung's mausoleum at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, visitors are given special headsets to listen to a recorded guide of the facility. In a sometimes emotionally charged recording, the narrator talks the visitor through the multi-room Palace and describes what the visitors are seeing as they walk. But, to the surprise of many, the voice featured on the English language version of the recording is British.

With the DPRK usually employing local English speaking Koreans for its TV and film productions, it is somewhat interesting that a native English speaker was chosen for the Kumsusan Memorial Palace recording - Paul White.  We caught up with Paul to find out more about how he got involved in the project...