Making music in the midst of ugliness

It seems like I’ve been posting a lot about music these days.  Music can be so so powerful, moving the heart to the heavens.  I just came across this story.  I want to be like these people . . .

Playing Beethoven in Kinshasa

By Elke Schmitter

In the Congolese capital Kinshasa, just surviving is hard enough. But one group of people spends hours traveling across town to sit in a sweltering compound and practice Handel. They are members of the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste, Central Africa’s only symphony orchestra.

Read the rest here–and see a trailer for the documentary being released on them.

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