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Soaring songs from an orchestra you'll never forget

Handel's "Messiah"

The Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra is the only symphony orchestra in Central Africa and the only all-black orchestra in the world. Watch its volunteer musicians and vocalists perform Handel's "Messiah."

Soaring songs from an orchestra you'll never forget

Carmina Burana

The Congo is about the last place one would expect to find a symphony orchestra, but that didn't stop Armand Diangienda -- a former commercial pilot -- from starting one. Watch the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra perform "Carmina Burana."

Soaring songs from an orchestra you'll never forget

Oh Happy Day

An amazing amateur symphony orchestra in the Congo performs a beloved gospel hymn "Oh, Happy Day."

Soaring songs from an orchestra you'll never forget

Beethoven's Ninth in the Congo

The seed of a musical miracle took root in the Congo's capital city of Kinshasa when the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra was founded. Here they perform Beethoven's Ninth.

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