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The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra - Congolese passion for classical music

By Michel Arseneault

Music lovers in South Korea are to have a rare treat tonight. A Congolese maestro will be conducting the Korean Symphony Orchestra at the Seoul Arts Centre. Armand Diangienda is the founder of the Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra, the only one of its kind in central Africa. The musicians and singers are run-of-the-mill Congolese who are passionate about classical music. Some have even built their own instruments. German film-maker Martin Baer has made a documentary on this extraordinary group of people.


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