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Ministry of Culture plans to form a national orchestra

Filipe Zau, Minister of Culture and Tourism, informed that the department he directs is working towards the formation of the national orchestra, adding that Angola needs to have a national orchestra that will serve as a cultural banner for some shows to be carried out.

: Paulo Mulaza/Diário de Notícias
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"Today, to have an orchestra, we have to have people who have serious musical training, not just those who play by ear, but those who can read a score, interpret it and develop their activity in various musical styles, some of universal nature and others of a popular nature", considered the holder of the Culture and Tourism portfolio, who, quoted by Angop, added that people with the necessary training are now starting to arrive in Angola to fulfill that desire.

The minister – in statements to the press, cited by Angop, after a meeting with four students of the Kaposoka Symphony Orchestra who graduated in Russia – also considered that the "embryo" to generate the country's orchestra rests on the Kaposoka Symphony Orchestra, which has been growing with a classic universal repertoire and a more popular repertoire, thus providing a good idea of what is intended in the future.

Filipe Zau also said that the national orchestra will take the stage in shows taking place in the former National Assembly building, which is due to be rehabilitated soon.

Pedro Fançony, director of the Kaposoka Symphony Orchestra, also cited by Angop, said that, at the moment, there are 43 scholarship students on Russian soil who have left their group, having, therefore, expressed gratitude to the Angolan Government which, after learning of the project has always supported him.

It should be noted that the Kaposoka Symphony Orchestra was created in 2008, being composed mostly of children, adolescents and young people from disadvantaged families, writes Angop.


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