Rumbafrica
 
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 Tshibangu Kadima 

Director / Music & Modeling

Agent

 

48 Pleasant St, #13

Stoneham, MA 02180

USA

 

Cell: 339-293-2398

 

Email:

tshibangukadima@gmail.com

 

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Bands List

<Bands-List> Music Agent

RUMBAFRICA presents African music and dances sharing the rich diversity that the African cultures offer the world.  We train models that have a passion for dance and give the opportunity to perform around the country in theaters and festivals as well as in fashion shows.  Our models are paid for their services.  We back up African artists that are in Tour in USA and Canada.  We handle booking of bands in our roster.

We manage bands, dancers and models.  We are the only agency that provides models that can also dance varieties of dances representing the diversity in African Diaspora.  Our models are available for Festivals, Functions, Parties and more


You can choose from the list on the right the artist you want to perform at your special event.  


Models, dancers and bands are available.



Our performers educate the audience about SOUKOUS Music, about the relationship between rhythms and movements, emphasizing how to hear the different parts of the rhythms, the body movements with which they are associated and the accurate timing of their integration.  The audience discovers models that can dance well.

Wednesday, July 30 2014 - RUMBAFRICA - Performance
Mutuashi Traditional African Dance - New Hampshire
Workshop Content

Workshop Content



Many students in the USA do not know much about what is happening in other parts of

the world.  For example many do not know that Africa is not a country, but is actually comprised of over 50 different independent nations, each with its own government,

cultural heritage, music and dance styles, dress codes and languages, and including

several different races, including Arabs.  It is very important for students to learn about

the American way of life – but also about how all the people who share the world with

them live.

 

As an Artist-in-residency, I am expected to touch briefly on the geography, history,
political and social structures of my country Democratic Republic of CONGO and my continent AFRICA.  I begin with the assumption that the students know nothing, and
provide the basic information about my country.

Choose from this list - The act for booking

Bands Description
<Rumbafrica > Soukous, African Rumba and Ndombolo
<Kanda Bongo Man > Kwasa-Kwasa
<Awilo Longomba > Winner of Kora Awards
<Soukous Stars > Soukous and World Music
<Diblo Dibala > Top African Guitarist in TOUR in 2013 in USA and CANADA
<Papa Wemba > Most admired African Voice
<Fatou N’Djaye > West African Drumming and dances
<Bofenda > Congo traditional Dances and Drumming
<Joh Camara > Mali Drumming and Dances
<Congo Folklore > Mutuashi
<Barbara Kanam > African Diva - Rumba

RUMBAFRICA BIOGRAPHY

 

Rumbafrica was founded in 1992 by Tshibangu Kadima, who was born in Lubumbashi in Congo.

Kadima came to the U.S. originally to study Computer Engineering and graduated from 

Northeastern University.  He introduced New England to SOUKOUS music.  The Boston-based 

group performs music and dance combining rhythms of traditional Congolese rumba 

(a variant of the Cuban rumba) with the modern non-stop soukous beat.

Kadima composes and writes the troupe’s songs and choreographs their dance.  Their repertoire

includes songs in French, Swahili, Tshiluba and English and reflects Kadima’s hopeful vision of life

and his prayer for positive change in Congo.  Kadima songs convey a message of peace.

He conducts entertaining and educational workshops in schools and universities around the country.

Rumbafrica is the Boston area’s premier dance band and has received numerous awards including 

the Boston Music Awards for Outstanding World Music Act in 1995 and an Award at Artscap 97 Festival

in Baltimore MD for Outstanding World Music Act.


 Rumbafrica has been selected for listing in the Massachusetts Touring Roster.  Presenters will be

 eligible to apply to receive fee support for the band.  To find out the guideline and deadline 

call (617) 951-0010 or visit: www.nefa.org  Presenters from other New England states are eligible

to apply for fee support through the New England States Touring program, which is also administrated by 

New England Foundation for the Arts.  Here is very important website about rumbafrica: http://www.creativeground.org/profile/rumbafrica-0

This link has more information about Rumbafrica's program
http://www.creativeground.org/profile/rumbafrica-0
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