Friday, June 04, 2010

SAVE THE DATES- June 24 - July 3, 2010

Cultural Arts of Gold, the organization that brought you the Congolese Dance and Drum Festival presents one of its master artists -


Come and experience extraordinary, electrifying, Congolese dance instructor, performer, and choreographer, as he always brings something unique to the dance floor. Biza is my teacher and I'm always amazed by what he has to offer. He is the Director and Founder of Bichini Bia Congo Dance Theater and currently resides and teaches in Ann Arbor, MI. You can read more about Biza at

This tour will encompass 4 OAKLAND dance workshops, including a Guinea-Congolese combo class with our very own Alseny Soumah! This tour is one not to be missed!! The full schedule is included. Flyers will follow soon...Please spread the word!!!!!!!

This tour is co-sponsored by the Malonga/Fua Dia Congo Family. Also, thanks to Alseny Soumah, Leslie Carter, as well as the contact people in the surrounding areas for helping to make this tour happen.

As you may or may not know, the annual Congolese Dance and Drum Festival that began in June 2006 has been postponed and is tentatively scheduled for September 30-October 3, 2010 if all goes as planned. So, I'm hoping that Biza Sompa's tour will help you cope with the CDDF being rescheduled (smile). See you on the dance floor!

In Dance,
Director, Cultural Arts of Gold (CAG)


Thursday 6/24/10 - Saturday 7/3/10

Thur: 6/24 - Grass Valley:5pm~ St. Joseph's Cultural Ctr, 410 S. Church St.

Fri: 6/25 - Ukiah:7pm~The SPACE, 145 E. Church St.

Sat: 6/26 - Santa Cruz:11:30am~418 Project, 418 Front St.

Sun: 6/27 - OAKLAND:4pm~Guinea/Congolese Combo /w Alseny Soumah & Biza Sompa, Malonga Ctr, 1428 Alice St., 3rd floor

Mon: 6/28 - OAKLAND:7:30pm~Malonga Ctr., 1428 St., 2nd floor

Tue: 6/29 - Santa Cruz:7:30pm~Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave.

Thur: 7/1 - OAKLAND:6pm~Malonga Ctr., 1428 St., 2nd floor

Fri: 7/2 - Santa Rosa:6:30pm~Parkpoint Health Club, 1200 N. Dutton Ave.

Sat: 7/3 - Santa Cruz:11:30am~418 Project, 418 Front St.

Sat: 7/3 - OAKLAND:6:30pm~Malonga Ctr., 1428 Alice St., 2nd floor

Contact Info: or 510-368-2475

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