Kinshasa Symphony

Deceptive Cadence
10:37 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Around The Classical Internet: April 13, 2012

'60 Minutes' recently traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to talk to the musicians of the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste — the Kinshasa Symphony.
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Originally published on Fri April 13, 2012 5:10 pm

  • Remember the video we had last month of the incredibly inspiring orchestra in Kinshasa? 60 Minutes also got hep to them and went to the Democratic Republic of Congo to do a report.
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3:23 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

'Kinshasa Symphony': An Ode To Musical Joy In Central Africa

A member of the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste plays outdoors in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 2:34 pm

An amazing new documentary film is a must-see not just for music lovers, but for anyone who needs to see the nourishing power of the arts and human connections.

Kinshasa Symphony takes us into the everyday lives of the members of a most unlikely ensemble: the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste, located in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a place ravaged by war, endemic poverty and corruption.

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