Here's a BIG CHANGE OF MIND for me! I might like to stay overnight in Kinshasa (DR Congo) to visit the symphony.
I thought that was never going to be a reason for me to stay in Kinshasa for pleasure. Typically, I fly into Kinshasa from Brussels arriving at about 7 pm. It is too late to leave for my next destination. Or occasionally, I have to shop for items to take with me into the country's interior. Always, it is not a place for me to linger for pleasure.
After seeing this CBS News 60 Minutes segment, I might, just might, like to stay overnight or an extra day to see the Kinshasa Symphony.
"Joy in the Congo" seems an unlikely -- even impossible -- title for a story from the Congo, considering the searing poverty and brutal civil war that have decimated that country. Yet in Kinshasa, the capital city, we found an unforgettable symphony orchestra -- 200 singers and instrumentalists defying the poverty, hardship, and struggles of life in the world's poorest country...and creating some of the most moving music we have ever heard. Follow Bob Simon to the Congo to hear the sounds and stories of the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra.