The CONGOLESE DANCE AND DRUM FESTIVAL 2013, entitled BIAMVU BIA KONGO (Bridges of the Congo), will be held Friday, October 11th - Sunday, October 13th at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, 3rd floor in downtown in Oakland, CA. This is a friendly reminder that we are within theOne Week Countdown to Pre-Reg Deadline 10/4/13. Send your pre-registration form by OCT. 4, 2013 with 4 or more dance workshops
chosen and pay $13 per workshop. View Schedule and other details at:WWW.YOUMUSTDANCE.BLOGSPOT.COM. Check out the highlighted festival artists below representing the Diaspora through the Congolese lens. Festival is going to be Hot, Hot, Hot! This is a not to be missed event!
CDDF 2013 Artist Plug no2 (PERU and HAITI):
JAVIER GORDILLO BARRERA, direct from Lima, Peru! Javier Barrera is a Master Dancer, Choreographer and Percussionist(Cajon) from Lima, Peru. He’s the director of Escencia Negra Afro Peruvian Performing Company.
LAURE FLEURENTIN: Haitian Master Dancer Laure Fleurentin can be considered as one of the most versatile Haitian Folkloric dancers of our times. Ms. Fleurentin is not only a graduate from L'ENARTS (Ecole National des Arts in Port au Prince, Haiti), but she's also a trained Ballet and Jazz dancer because of her training at the American Academy of Ballet & Arts in Delmas, Haiti.....
CASSY JOSEPH: Cassy Joseph is an exceptional Haitian master drummer who started his training of Haitian rhythms at 12 years of age, at a Catholic church in South East Haiti with Pere Edner Desvalcin. Mr. Joseph continued developing his drumming skills in Petionville, Port au Prince with Eddy Jean, mostly learning Haitian folkloric and Rada rhythms (Yanvalou, Pas Rigol & Mahi).....
COLETTE ELOI: Colette Eloi is a former student of Laney College having taken her first formal Haitian Dance class there with Lynn Coles. Ms. Eloi has dedicated her life to sharing with the world the rich traditions and cultural history of her parent’s native Haiti. She is the Artistic Director of El Wah Movement Dance Theatre....
VIEW FULL BIO of these ARTISTS at: http://youmustdance.blogspot.com/2013/09/1-week-countdown-to-pre-registration.html
View Previous Artist Plug: Jean-Claude Biza Sompa at:http://www.youmustdance.blogspot.com/2013_09_01_archive.html
See full BIAMVU BIA KONGO Schedule at: http://youmustdance.blogspot.com/2013_08_01_archive.html
SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR!!!!!
LaKiesha Golden, Coordinator
Congolese Dance and Drum Festival
c/o LaKiesha Golden
P. O. BOX 18576
Oakland, CA 94619
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