Congolese Dance and Drum Festival 2008

Venue: Laney College

Location: Oakland, California 94607, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 05, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 08, 2008
Early Registration Date: May 20, 2008
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Greetings to all arts communities near and far!

We wish to extend an invitation to dance and music communities across the nation to attend this wonderful event, the Congolese Dance and Drum Festival. The past couple of years have been great and we are expecting this year to be the best yet! There will be something for everyone, whether or not you dance or drum or love to listen to the beautiful rhythms of Central Africa, you can find it at this festival. Please look at the highlights we have for you, which this year includes a Performance! There are also some additions to last year based on the survey response. The youth workshop will be part drum and part dance so bring the little ones with their drums and let them have a good time; it’s all ages and it’s FREE at 9:00am on Saturday, June 7, 2008! We have two lectures (also FREE), one that will kick off the opening of the festival and the other on the Sunday morning of the festival. Lastly, for you Soukous, Ndumbolo, Coupe’ Decale’, Congolese Rumba, etc. lovers, we have a SOUKOUS dance workshop this year! So come on out and bring your friends and family with you because all will enjoy themselves in this weekend packed with Central African Culture!!!!!!! Please read the included information, as it will answer most of your questions. We will see you on the dance floor!

In Dance,
LaKiesha

Please Note: Pre-registration has begun, the deadline is Tuesday, May 20, 2008!


CONGOLESE DANCE AND DRUM FESTIVAL 2008

THURSDAY, JUNE 5 – SATURDAY, JUNE 7
@ LANEY COLLEGE DANCE STUDIO, D-100 (near POOL & GYM)
900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607
(campus map - http://laney.peralta.edu/apps/page.asp?Q=CollegeMap&menutab=1)


Thurs., JUNE 5 Dance Schedule:

5:45 - 6:45 - Mini Lecture ~ Mbala Nkanga
7:00 - 8:15 - Dance - Mouyabi
8:15 – 9:30 – Dance - Vivien

Thurs., JUNE 5 Drum Schedule:
7:00 - 8:30 ~ Titos


Fri., JUNE 6 Dance Schedule:

5:45 - 7:00 - Dance ~ Kayos (Makaya)
7:00 - 8:15 - Dance ~ Biza
8:15 - 9:30 - Dance ~ Titos

Fri., JUNE 6 Drum Schedule:
7:00 - 8:30 ~ Mouyabi

Sat., JUNE 7 Dance Schedule:

9 - 10 - Youth Drum/Dance ~ Massengo
10:00 - 11:30 - BEG. Dance ~ LaKiesha
11:30 - 1:00 - Dance ~ Mbayero
1:00 - 2:30 - Dance ~ Titos
2:30 - 4:00 - Dance ~ Mouyabi
4:00 - 5:30 - Dance ~Biza

Sat., JUNE 7 Drum Schedule:
10:00 - 11:30 ~ Kayos (Makaya)
12:30 - 2:00 ~ Mbay
3:00 - 4:30 ~ Armel

PERFORMANCE @ 8:00PM - LANEY COLLEGE THEATER
$20-adv/$25-door/$30-reserved, ticket purchase locations: TBA


SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2008
@ MALONGA CASQUELOURD CENTER FOR THE ARTS
1428 Alice Street, 3rd flr., Oakland, CA 94612

Sun., JUNE 8 Schedule:

9A - Lecture/Discussion - Mbala Nkanga
10:30-12-Soukous~LaKiesha/Kayos/Vivien
12:00 - 1:30 - Dance ~ Mbayero
1:30 - 3:00 - Dance ~ Titos
3:00 - 4:30 - Dance ~ Biza
4:30 - 6:00 - All Teachers

Contact Info:
CONGOFESTIVAL@YAHOO.COM OR (510) 368-2475

WWW.YOUMUSTDANCE.BLOGSPOT.COM - view schedule


Pre-registration Cost:
6 or more dance classes-$13 each, Total Dance Pkg-$195
Pre-Registration due by TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008 (M.O. or CASH, if in person)
Mail M.O.'s and make payable to: LaKiesha Golden, P.O. Box 22066, Oakland, CA 94623
Pre-registration does not apply to Drum Workshops!


General Cost:
Each Dance Workshop-$15, Each Drum Workshop-$20, Lectures-FREE, Youth Workshop-FREE


VENDOR INFO:
All interested vendors must pre-register!
Fees: Thursday or Friday - $30/day, Saturday or Sunday - $50/day, Saturday w/ performance - $75
Vendor Conact: Corinthia Peoples, (510)757-4110 or corinthiapeoples@gmail.com


HOTEL INFO: (not affiliated with the Festival)


*Close to Venue*


Oakland Marriott City Center
• 1001 Broadway
• Oakland, CA 94607
• Phone: 510-451-4000

Courtyard by Marriot Downtown Oakland
• 988 Broadway
• Oakland, CA 94607
• Phone: 510-625-8282


*Close to Oakland Airport*

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Oakland
66 Airport Access Road, Oakland, CA 94603
Toll free: (800) 651-1883 Phone: (510) 569-4400


*Cost efficient* & near Oakland Airport*

Days Inn San Francisco-Oakland Airport/Coliseum
8350 Edes Avenue
Oakland, CA, 94621
Phone: 510-568-1880

Venue

900 Fallon Street, D-100
Oakland
United States
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Additional Information

The higlights include a Performance, Lectures, Youth Drum/Dance workshop and a Soukous workshop!

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