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CongoFest: Break the Silence

CongoFest: Break the Silence

CongoFest: Break the Silence

CongoFest: Break the Silence

Sat, Jun 22, 2013, 8:00pm
  • Afrika Yetu
  • Byham Theater
  • start at $15.00; Senior & student discounts available by phone or box office

CONGOFEST: Break the Silence
a Humanitarian concert featuring PEPE FELLY MANUAKU WAKU, the creator of Congolese Pop Style

Afrika Yetu, with the Congolese Musicians of North America, present a stunning range of Congolese music, from traditional sounds of the Pygme forest to the more modern soukous music, with elements of rumba, samba, meringue and Congolese Styles of Afro-Jazz. CongoFest is a collaborating effort of Congolese musicians coming together for the first time for a melodic, rhythmic sound-filled concert of all Congolese styles to create awareness about the devastating war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. CongoFest’s musical potpourri is a treat for the eyes as well as ears when traditional dancers of WACONGO Dance Company and Patience Ibembo from Quartier Latin take stage and perform breathtaking movements of mutuashi, kwasa kwasa, soukous dance and more.

Special appearances by:
The Clan Zaiko Langa-Langa
Members of the OK Jazz of Franco Luambo Makiadi
Afrisa International
Konono No. 1
Quartier Latin’s Patience Ibembo
Mbongo, Ngouma of Soukous Stars
J-Blue LLP and best of Africa All-Stars
Blondine
Wacongo dance Company
Congolese Gospel Choir

www.afrikayetu.org

Purchase the $55 ticket to enjoy a pre-show reception at the Byham Theater starting at 6PM.

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