Monday, October 08, 2012

CONGO WEEK 2012 SCHEDULE

CONGO WEEK V!!!!!! October 14 -20, 2012
 An event series in Oberservance of Breaking the Silence Congo Week


KONGOisms Art. Awareness.Action in partnership with Tulamuisi Productions, Cultural Arts of Gold, Congo Bolingo, and Congo SQ West Kinship Society is the result of a collaboration of a small and passionaate group of artists and organizations with cultural ties to Congo, seeking to raise awareness around Breaking the Silence Congo Week and the ongoing Congolese struggle for human rights. 


Find an updated detailed list of the week's activities below... 




*SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH: SAN FRANCISCO 
DANCE! Master Congolese Dance Workshop /w Fua Dia Congo and Kevin Mfinka
Rhythm and Motion/ODC Commons, 351 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
1:00pm - 3:00pm, $18





OAKLAND Location: Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street
Downtown (unless otherwise stated)


MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

DRUM! Master Congolese Drum Workshop /w Fua Dia Congo and Kevin Mfinka
6:00pm - 7:30pm, 3rd floor, $20

DANCE! Master Congolese Dance Workshop /w Fua Dia Congo and Kevin Mfinka
7:30pm - 9:30pm, 2nd floor, $15



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH

CALL TO ACTION! The Cell Out
Beginning at 12 noon for a minimum of 1 hour, we ask that you TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONES (INCLUDING NO TEXTING) in Observance of Breaking the Silence Congo Week! Have a conversation about the CONGO'S Coltan and its effect on the globe's technology! 
For more info: www.congoweek.org
PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE CONGO


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

**CALL TO ACTION! Lecture - Dialogue about the human rights crisis in Congo, what we can do to help, and positive youth work being done!
Led by Muadi Mukenge of Global Fund for Women 
6:00pm - 7:30pm, 3rd floor, FREE, donations appreciated
PRESENTED BY CULTURAL ARTS OF GOLD



PLAY! Master Kisansi Workshop /w Kevin Mfinka 
7:30pm - 8:30pm, 3rd floor, $20


DANCE! Haitian Folklore /w Rara Tou Limen's Portsha Jefferson***, as she teaches the dances of AYITI (Haiti) from the CONGO's influence...get ready to burn the dance floor!!!!
8:00pm - 9:30pm, 3rd floor, $15
PRESENTED BY CULTURAL ARTS OF GOLD

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH

DANCE!   PARTY!   DANCE!   PARTY!   DANCE!

**NKEMBO! CONGOLESE SOUKOUS PARTY
HIRAM HALL BANQUET HALL, 8105 CAPWELL DRIVE, OAKLAND, 94621
8:00pm - 12:00am, Tickets $15 - $20

more info and purchase at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/284399

Proceeds to benefit one or more organizations (see link above) in Congo
PRESENTED BY CULTURAL ARTS OF GOLD



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

 DANCE! Cuban Folklore /w Emese MOTAD's Tammy Ryan, as she teaches you the dances of Cuba from the CONGO's influence...class will be sizzlin' as usual, bring a friend! Find Emese on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/emese.motad. 
(Previously purchased class cards can be used, others must pay the assigned fee for this Congo Week workshop)
12:30pm - 2:00pm, 3rd floor, Studio C, $15
PRESENTED BY CULTURAL ARTS OF GOLD


 ** A BENEFIT CONCERT
/w Kevin MFINKA Sons of the River and Jacques IBULA
THE NEW PARISH, 1741 SAN PABLO AVENUE, OAKLAND
7:00pm – 9:00pm, $15 - $25



more info and purchase at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/28121



Proceeds to benefit: Ebina Foundation (Brazzaville) and
Croisade National Depranocytos (Kinshasa)


www.foundationebina.com
www.jacquesibula.com
www.kevinmfinka.free.fr


PRESENTED BY: FUA DIA CONGO, www.congolesecamp.org
CONGO BOLINGO, www.congobolingo.org
KONGO SQ WEST, Congo SQ West Kinship Society



*The only activity of the week that is located in San Francisco

**A Highlighted Activity of the Week

***For more information on Portsha Jefferson, please click on her name above in the scheduled activity



On behalf of Cultural Arts of Gold, I'd like to say MATONDO to all the participating artists and guests as well as the community members for the support of any of these events and efforts during Congo Week and beyond!



                                                                                                                                                            










1 comment:

Lenore Palumbo said...

Hi Keisha,
We spoke yesterday about the Malonga Arts Dance Class Schedule after the show. Could you send me a copy of the most updated class schedule to lenore.palumbo@gmail.com
Give thanks,
Lenore