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CongoFest: Break the Silence

September 8, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$30

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 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. Backed by Lokassa Ya Mbongo, former member of Afrisa International and NgoumaLokita of Soukous Stars, CongoFest musical potpourri is a treat for the eyes as well 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.

Details

Date:
September 8, 2013
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$30
Event Category:

Venue

Old Town School Of Folk Music
4545 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL United States

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