A Congolese Story

NDOGI

Ndogi is a Congolese story choreographed by Vivien Bassouamina. This performance brings the diaspora artists to share their light.

About this event
Ndogi is a true story of the Congo choreographed by Vivien Bassouamina, diaspora artist of the Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center. He brings diaspora artists to share humanity through a story of finding the light in the darkness. Featuring Woté Rufine, Shawn Merriman Roberts, Lamine Bangoura, Eli Mabanza and Makaya.

This is a one night performance only.

Location: London Nelson Center, Santa Cruz
When: Saturday, January 8th, 2022. 8 pm.
Tickets: $25 presale/ $30 at the door
Sponsored by: The Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center

10th African Dance & Drum Conference

Aug. 27–29, 2021

The Kikulu Kia Nza Annual African Dance & Drumming Conference in Santa Cruz. We enjoyed sharing music and dance featuring traditions of the world. Dance instructors from the Congo, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and drum instructors from the Congo and Guinea.

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Saturday: $110. Sunday: $110.

Individual classes: $20 at the door.



2021 Dance Conference Schedule


Friday, Aug. 27: Dance

3:30–4:50 pm: Vivien & Makaya, Congo
5–6:20: Oumou Faye, Senegal
6:30–7:50: Laurie Fleurentin, Haiti

Saturday, Aug. 28: Dance

11–12:20: Laurie Fleurentin, Haiti/ Alhassane Camara, Guinea
12:30–1:50: Mandjou Kone, Mali
2–3:20 pm: Vivien Bassouamina, Congo
3:30–4 pm: Break
4–5:20 pm: Makaya, Congo
5:30–6:50 pm: Oumou Faye, Senegal/ Ramone Ramos Alayo, Cuban Salsa
7–8:20 pm: Muisi–kongo Malonga, Congo & Alseny Soumah, Guinea

Saturday, Aug. 28: Drum

10–11 am: Kiazi Malonga, Congo
2–3:20 pm: Lamine Bangoura, Guinea

Sunday, Aug. 29: Dance

11 am–12:20 pm: Muisi-kongo Malonga, Congo & Mandjou Kone, Mali
12:30––1:50 pm: Alhassane Camara, Guinea
2–3:20 pm: Makaya, Congo
3:30–4 pm: Break
4–5:20 pm: Alseny Soumah, Guinea
5:30–6:50 pm: Vivien Bassouamina, Congo
7–8:20 pm: Ramone Ramos Alayo, Cuban Salsa

Sunday, Aug. 29: Drum

10–11 am: Roccsy Mahania, Congo
2–3:20 pm: Mbor Ngoma Faye, Senegal

Prior African Dance & Drum Conference 

Enjoy videos from the 2019 Kikulu Kia Nza 9th Annual African Dance & Drum Conference. Dance instructors from the Congo, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and drum instructors from the Congo and Guinea.
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A Congolese Story

NDOGI

Special performance celebrating the journey to brightness of spirit. Choreographed by Vivien Bassouamina. 

Jan. 8, 2022 
8 pm
Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz, CA

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Situation: In Alaska.

Accommodation: Two family properties with all the comforts.

Activities: Bear sightings, fishing, kayaks, trekking on the glaciers, excursions, bicycle trips, helicopter adventures, natural history tours, winter activities, spa and wellness. Gastronomy: Local ingredients, organic and natural, from your own garden or from the surroundings, with a select daily menu paired with wines.

Best season: From May to September.

Highlights from the 9th Annual African Dance & Drum Conference:

A Congolese Story

NDOGI

Special performance celebrating the journey to brightness of spirit. Choreographed by Vivien Bassouamina. 

Jan. 8, 2022 
8 pm
Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz, CA

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