Article and Poster Archive

There have been some really great articles in magazines and newspapers about the Congolese Dance & Drum Workshop. Here are a few of the most recent:
"Black Choreographers Festival: Tigner," San Francisco Chronicle, Thurs, Feb 7, 2013.
Isadora Duncan Dance Awards: Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music/Sound/Text, The Cultural Heritage Choir and Fua Dia Congo drummers, music, “Nzobi,” Fua Dia Congo, 2010 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.
"unearthing Kongo," poem by Muisi-kongo Malonga, Kultural X-Zine,  June 2010, page 2.

"Ethnic Dance Festival Showcases Fancy Footwork," Allan Ulrich, Dance Critic, San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 2010: "Young women dominated the afternoon's finale by Oakland's Fua Dia Congo, dancing to a commissioned score by the Cultural Heritage Choir. The suite, which melds Central African strains, abounded in earthy percussive encounters with the floor and vigorous torso action. I've never seen the company look better."
"Generations of Inspiration,"  Concious Dancer Magazine, Winter 2010. The Malonga family is one of three families featured in a beautiful article about passing on the rituals of movement and music through the generations. For the full text of the article, navigate to pages 18-20.

"Feeling the Rhythm: Coastsiders Learn Rhythms, Moves of a Far Away Culture," Stacy Trevenon, Half Moon Bay Review, Jan 27, 2010.  A really nice article about Sandor's Moss Beach drum & dance class. Check it out, then try the class for yourself!

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POSTCARD: 2012 Class Schedule
POSTER: 2012 Kiazi's Congolese drumming class, Saturdays at 12 noon
POSTER: 2012 Regine's Palo Alto Congolese dance class, Sundays at 3:30 pm
Looking back on great experiences!
"An Ode to Barack Obama for President of the United States of America," by Muisi-kongo Malonga, November 4, 2008.
"Music Review: Chico Hosts Congolese Dance & Drum Workshop," DeeAnn Resk, Chico Enterprise-Review, July 23, 2008. Review of the 2-day mini-workshop taught by Chrysogone Diangouaya and Kiazi Malonga at the Chico Womens' Club.
"Conversation Corner: Muisi-Kongo Malonga Carries on the Tradition," Culture Central, 2008. Interview with Muisi-kongo about her family's history and connection to Congolese dance tradition.
"Fua Dia Congo: Dancing Malonga Casquelourd's Legacy," Denise Pate, Dance magazine, December 2007. An excellent overview of the history of Fua Dia Congo and a review of Kongo Odyssey, Fua's 30th anniversary performance.
"A Farewell Dance: Congolese Ensemble Pays Tribute to Its Fallen Founder with a Show at Stanford," Terry Tang, Palo Alto Weekly, August 12, 2005. About Malaki Matanga, a celebration of Malonga Casquelourd led by the Fua Dia Congo dance ensemble.

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