L'Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste - "O Fortuna" | Oct 21st

Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste is an orchestra based in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They were founded in 1994, and now comprises of over 200 musicians from around the region. This clip sees the choir performing Carl Orff's 'O Fortuna' led by their founder Armand Diangienda.


Ideas for discussion questions:

  1. The caption underneath the video says 'Good music knows neither borders nor colour of skin'. Do you agree?

  2. What do their clothes tell us about them?

  3. What does what they are wearing tell you about them?

  4. What does this video about the reach of classical music?

  5. How do you think it felt for everyone in the audience to see and hear this performance?

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