Rumbafrica
 
Bianca Golden

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.  He incorporates music and dances in various FASHION SHOWS taking place in USA.


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.  What is NEW is that on November 15, 2014 RUMBAFRICA band leader "TSHIBANGU KADIMA" received the OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN ART, (INDIVIDUAL) from the CONGOLESE BOSTON GALA.


 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


Booking: *781-628-8512781-628-8512*

Tshibangu Kadima

RUMBAFRICA
48 Pleasant St, #13
Stoneham, MA 02180

Ms. Maryland United States 2014, is a multitalented person. Helping others is her passion. She is a founder of an non-profit organization called " Empowerment Essence". This organization mission is to eradicate suicide and bullying for youth and young adults. This will be accomplished through prevention education, awareness campaigns, counseling services, mentoring/life skills programs and referrals to mental health organizations-facilities. She believe that those actions therefore will be able to empower our youth and young adults to live and lead safe, healthy and well balanced lives.

 

In addition to Modeling, Shenetta Malkia is a Motivational Speaker, Commercial Actress (Medstar Health), Television Host/Expert, Live Event Hosting, Teleprompter, Cooking, Swimming, Dancing, Racing, Hosting and Promotional Events.

MUSIC & MODELING
 FOR INFORMATION CALL KADIMA 781-628-8512
In the above Video Tshibangu Kadima & Rumbafrica is featuring Kanda Bongo Man and keeping the Congolese music alive @ The Veterans Memorial Park in Manchester NH.  In the bottom, you can see again Tshibangu Kadima playing guitar to backup Kanda Bongo Man @ Peter Norton Symphony Space - Broadway at 95th St, New York City.
Kadima at Arc de Triomphe - Paris France
Kadima at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris
Kadima @ Universal Studio - Los Angeles CA
Shenetta Malkia
Ndombolo Dance from Democratic Republic of Congo
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.  What is NEW is that on November 15, 2014 RUMBAFRICA band leader "TSHIBANGU KADIMA" received the OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN ART, (INDIVIDUAL) from the CONGOLESE BOSTON GALA.


 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

Our performers educate the audience about African Traditional and Contemporary music and dances, 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.