31 May 2012

Film | Kinshasa Symphony

The award-winning film documents the journey of the people in Kinshasa on their quest to create a symphony orchestra. The orchestra consists of 200 musicians, most them self-taught amateurs. Some of the instruments like the double bass, were built by the musicians themselves. Their music repertoire includes Beethoven's Ninth, Orff's Carmina Burana, and works by Dvorak and Verdi. The film provides a study of an impressive group of people on an endeavour to maintain the complex system of a symphony orchestra.

For more on Kinshasa Symphony, visit the official website.

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