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Reunion youth orchestra to ‘kick it’ at Franco Namibian Cultural Centre

Reunion youth orchestra to ‘kick it’ at Franco Namibian Cultural Centre

The Polyphonia Orchestra from Reunion Island will perform at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre on 21 July at 19:00 for a unique night of classical music. Tickets are currently on sale at FNCC for N$30 in advance or on the night of the show for N$50 at the door.

The group is made up of student musicians from Reunion, representative of its island by its plurality and diversity. The sound palette of this typical band combines accordion, chord, woodwind instruments, brass keyboards and percussion, creating a very original and diverse repertoire, mixing classical sounds with island rhythms and modern touches.

Polyphonia will team up with local talent from the Youth Orchestras of Namibia which is a movement with the vision to transform the lives of youth through music.

The youth orchestra’s mission is to provide an intensive music programme that develops a sense of belonging, teaches the importance of teamwork and a strong work ethic, and promotes self-confidence and good citizenship and to advance children first and music second.

As a special bonus, the two student orchestras will be performing the piece “Tangeni learns” by Namibian composer Engelhardt #Unaeb in addition to their standard classical repertoire.

“Whether you are an avid classical music listener or you just wish to sharpen your ear, this evening will be perfect for you” adviced FNCC.

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