The best 60-Minute story in years
Lets see. The conductor had a failed business as a commercial pilot, but decided to teach himself how to play,read music (four instruments), and conduct; the people found a few instruments and refurbished them, shared them for 20-minute each, taught themselves and each other how to play and sing; the Germans came with older instruments donated by musicians who were touched by the TV news story, sharing some of their expertise with the people who were already doing the hard work of playing and learning; the people take time out of their schedules (usually devoted to finding food, drinking water and work) to travel each day (some for 2+ hours on foot) to play and sing while poverty and war rage around them. Yet you will agree that their results are stupendous! Which begs the question. Did they have funding for the arts?