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KINSHASA SYMPHONY, 2010 In the slums of Kinshasa, Central Africa’s first – and still its only – symphony orchestra has been practicing, building instruments and playing concerts since its foundation in 1994. Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste consists today of 160 mainly self-taught musicians and choir singers who, in the heart of Africa’s third-largest city, perform works by great European composers from Verdi to Beethoven. In 2014 the symphony orchestra went on an extensive tour of England, and since 2013 Armand Diangienda has been an honorary member of the Royal Philharmonic Society in recognition of his work of “bringing music to one of the most challenged societies in the world”. Dir.: Claus Wischmann & Martin Bae /  Germany: Kinshasa Symphony, 2010 82  KINSHASA


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