We told to save the dates all year for the Congolese Dance and Drum Festival 2014: BIAMVU BIA KONGO and now the time has come! I hope those who participated in Biza workshops are still on a high because he'll return. Those who missed him will luckily get to experience the energy this time, so get ready! Our artists: Titos Sompa, Biza Sompa, and Makaya Kayos will definitely make your attendance worth while, you don't want to miss this!!!
Here's a taste of last year's festival....
PLEASE NOTE: All participants are subject to photography/videography from approved festival personnel for our in house purposes. Also, no video/photo is to be taken during workshops other than the approved personnel, violators will be asked to put their devices away until the designated times; please respect the festival/artist requests! Matondo!
FRIDAY, 9/26 (Studio E):7:00 – 8:15PM ~ Dance: MAKAYA "KAYOS"
8:30 – 9:00PM ~ Mini Presentation/Community Jam Session**
SATURDAY, 9/27 (Studio C):10AM–11AM ~ YOUTH Dance(ALL AGES TO 18): LAKIESHA
11:45AM – 1:00 ~ LANGUAGE (Lari) Class: MAMPOUYA
1:15 – 2:30 ~ SONG/DRUM CIRCLE: TITOS*
2:45 – 4:00 ~ Dance: BIZA
4:15 – 5:30 ~ Dance: TITOS
SUNDAY, 9/28 (Studio E):10:00AM ~ COMMUNITY BREAKFAST/POTLUCK
11:00AM - LECTURE ~ DR. YVONNE DANIEL, "DIASPORA DANCE EVIDENCE OF CONGO/ANGOLA HERITAGE"
12:00 – 1:15PM ~ Dance: MAKAYA "KAYOS"
1:30 – 2:45PM ~ Dance: BIZA
3:00 – 4:15PM ~ Dance: TITOS
4:30 – 5:45PM ~ Dance: (ALL TEACHERS)
DANCE, SONG/DRUM, OR LANGUAGE WORKSHOP: $15
YOUTH DANCE WORKSHOP: $10 (ages 13-18), $5 (ages 12 AND under)
MINI PRESENTATION/COMMUNITY JAM SESSION: $8 gen(W/O wksp), $5-/W Fri 6:30 wksp,
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, 3rd floor, Oakland, CA
CULTURALARTSOFGOLD@GMAIL.COM, 510-368-2475 or please visit: WWW.YOUMUSTDANCE.BLOGSPOT.COM OR Cultural Arts of Gold – CAG Facebook Page
*Drum Students: please send an email if you're interested in helping to play during the dance workshops, as last year's agreements will continue this year. Also, Drum participants must provide their own drum. Matondo!
SPECIAL THANKS to: Co-Sponsors; (ACTA) Alliance for California Traditional Arts, Dimensions Dance Theater, LIKHA, Fua Dia Kongo, Cultural Arts of Gold - CAG, (MCCA) Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Guests/Artists; Titos Sompa, Biza Sompa, Makaya Kayos, LaKiesha Golden, Jean-Armel Mampouya, Dr. Yvonne Daniel, Constant Massengo, Rocssy Mahania, Teber Milandou Sita, R. Gandy, Ingrid Martin, All Volunteers, and In-Kind Donors; Trader Joe's, Safeway, , Grocery Outlet, Starbucks, Lucky!
Sponsored in part by ACTA.
Save the Dates: Breaking the Silence Congo Week VII, October 19 - 25, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Digital Moment of Silence beginning at NOON for at least ONE hour in observance of Congo Week's "The Cell Out"!
Thursday, October 23, 2014: Film Screening hosted by Cultural Arts of Gold, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, OEBAC, co-sponsored by Leslie Carter, Director of African Queens....