Sunday, March 17, 2013

French-Language Interview With Founder and Conductor of Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra

Kinshasa Symphony: 
French-Language Interview 
with Armand Diangienda

John Malveaux of writes:

Armand Diangienda (AD) is the grandson of Simon Kimbangu, founder of Kimbanguism, the third religion of Congo. Armand is the acclaimed founder and conductor of the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 1992, Armand created this group, the first all-black symphony orchestra in the world, and the only symphony orchestra in Central Africa. Armand is a self-taught musician. He began playing piano at the age of five and today his knowledge encompasses almost all of the instruments of classical and modern music.  See

John Malveaux

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