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Kinshasa Symphony

Screenings

Kinshasa Symphony

Amid the clamor of downtown Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo and third largest city in Africa, exists the only all-black orchestra in the world.  This uplifting and vibrant film introduces us to its eclectic cast of players—most of whom work full-time jobs and perform on hand-built instruments to boot--as they struggle to stage an open-air performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.  Conductor Armand Diangienda of the Kinshasa Symphony will be in attendance for screenings (4/9 & 4/10)

Director: 
Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer
Country: 
Germany
Country: 
Democratic Republic of Congo
Year: 
2010
Running Time: 
95 minutes
Rating: 
TN
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