25 June 2012

Angola: Head of State Gets Symphonic Orchestra's Diploma

Luanda — The Luanda's Samba municipality-based "Escola de Orquestra Sinfónica Kapossoka" Monday here handed over to Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, a diploma-prize won recently in Iguazu, Argentina, during the Children and Youth Orchestra International Festival.

The "Kapossoka" orchestra's director-general, Pedro Fançony, together with his four musicians aged between 14 and 15 years, were received by the head of State in the Presidential Palace.

Speaking to journalists after the audience, Pedro Fançony said the orchestra's first participation in the event was successful, adding that Angola should be proud of its children.

He expressed happiness as now on his school attended by 120 students who are part of a project for 600, might get more assistance from other institutions.

Pedro Fançony stated as well that the assistance provided by the head of State since its inception in 2008, has been a contribution to its development and to the benefit of many children.

He said he got from the president of the Republic the assurance that the assistance will continue.

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