San Jose, CA:46th Anniversay of the D.R. Congo independence day celebration
- From: "Sabrina Krauss" <sabrinajk@...>
Subject: 46th Anniversary of the D. R. of Congo Independence Celebration
Date: Saturday, July 01, 2006 12:09 AM
The Inga association is holding their 46th Anniversary D.R. of Congo
independence Celebration, and everyone is invited to attend. The
event promises to be a good one, if you can make it down to San Jose!
The venue sounds good, holding about 250 people.
Saturday, July 8, 2006
5:00p.m to 2:00a.m.
At Queen of Sheba
1860 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Congolese Cultural Awareness Symposium, Various Children's Art
Congolese Drums w/ Group Okili, Congolese Music & Dances, Delicious
46th Independence Anniversary of D.R. Congo, and more..
Doors Open @ 5:00p.m.
Free Congolese Dance Lesson @ 7:00p.m.
Delicious Congolese Cuisine will be served @ 8:00p.m.
Independence Celebration starts @ 9:00p.m.
$15 Couple, $10 Single, Kids free
Event proceeds will benefit INGA Association-community initiatives.
Directions - Makuba (408) 243-2800; General Info - Fungula (209) 981-0899
Foods (707) 349-3550; Kids Activities - Robert (916)-416-1301
INGA Association will celebrate the
46th Anniversary of the D. R. of Congo
Independence. The historical event
dated of June 30, 1960.
On this date, Belgium-Congo recovered
its sovereignty and its people became its
own master again. Since then, Congo
has been confronted with so many
tragedies that have compromised its
development until today
First presidential and legislative
elections are expected this coming July
2006 with the hope to bring a new level
of consciousness and a new period of
peace, tranquility and progress needed.
On July 8, 2006, our community will
remember the Independence Day as an
opportunity to celebrate our rich
Congolese culture and traditions as well
as a time to reflect on the history of our
countries. Our Community Association
has members from both Congo (Dem.
Rep. of Congo & Republic of Congo).
The two Congo have different colonial
history (D. R. Congo was a Belgium
colony and the other one a French
colony). But both share some similar
culture of music and dance. This special
annual event aims to educate and raise
the awareness of Congolese cultural in
Northern California where members
from both countries are engaged to
promote their community through
INGA Association. This year, the theme
for the annual cultural extravaganza is:
OUR PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
You are invited to a Special Congolese
IfIfCultural Awareness Extravaganza