Kinshasa Symphony

By | October 21, 2010

A friend dragged me to a small arthouse cinema last Friday to see Kinshasa Symphony, a documentary about Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste, a Kinshasa-based symphony orchestra. I thought it would be cheesy and all bleeding hearts, but it wasn’t. It shows the passion of some people who love classical music in a country that is not particularly known for it. It also shows some everyday experiences of some of the members of the orchestra. Sometimes the experiences are harsh; at other times they are joyful. It is just what it is – a well-made documentary about some people who go to some length for their passion.

The Trailer:

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