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The Tale of Two Congos

All Around This World Map of Africa featuring the Congo

Our travels for this week’s online class take us to the two countries carved from the massive and still-mysterious rainforest called the Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo has suffered at the hands of “kleptocratic” dictators and a series of horrendous military conflicts that have drawn in several of its African neighbors and has become known as “Africa’s World War.” Republic of the Congo has been comparatively politically stable since the ’60s when it gained independence from France and became a Marxist state. In class we find musical inspiration in both and DANCE!