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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.

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