Rumbafrica
 

 Tshibangu Kadima 

Director / Music & Modeling

Agent

 

48 Pleasant St, #13

Stoneham, MA 02180

USA

 

Cell: 781-628-8512

 

Email:

tshibangukadima@gmail.com

 

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Lizzy Amas


Lizzy Amas was the Hostess of "Models Night" Fashion show that => rumbafrica.com organized in the greater of Boston (Cambridge MA) on Sunday, July 20th, 2014. At the end of fashion show. She was interviewed by the director of rumbafrica.com, Mr. Tshibangu Kadima who asked her to tell her audience about her modeling experiences.

 

Modeling is part of my world and I have had several favorite modeling opportunities and experiences in and out off United States. I can’t pick out one right now, but I will say One of my best moments was when I was featured in Vogue Russia and got interviewed by a reporter from BBC. Those moments are unforgettable as it happened at the peak of my modeling career. It's a memory I can’t forget.

 

I just want my audience to know I am down to earth, I don’t want to use the term HUMBLE”. But I am very fun, interactive, and reachable. I love traveling and meeting different people, knowing their cultures/traditions. I also love taking pictures, I can’t stop taking pictures and most importantly I love runway.

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 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.
About Us

Residency and Outreach Activities

Tshibangu Kadima arranges the choreography and conducts unique, educational and entertainingworkshops in USA about Soukous Music in Schools, colleges, libraries, universities and at specialevents such as Kwaanza, Black History Month, Spring Break, Concerts and Festivals.

Audiences Served

School children, Teens, Youth-at-risk, Elders, Immigrant populations, General public, Adults, Families


Languages Performed (Other than English):

French, Spanish, Lingala, Tshiluba, Swahili and Kikongo


Grade Levels Served:

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher Education, Adult Education

Awards

Rumbafrica won the Boston Music Awards in the category of Outstanding World Music Act in 1995 

and won an award for Outstanding World Music Act at the Artscape’97 Festival in Baltimore, MD.

Workshop Content

Many presenters of music and students in the USA and CANADA do not know much about African music and dances or 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 Independent nations, each with its own government, cultural heritage, music and dance styles, dress codes and languages, and including several different races, including Arabs. 

 

We have created RUMBAFRICA in order to present music and dances from divers part of Africa sharing in the rich diversity that the African cultures offer the world. Since Music and Fashion go side to side, We present shows that incorporate dancers, storytelling, fashion representing diversity of African costumes. We touch briefly on geography, history, political and social structures of the country represented by the song, dance or costume.

 

Pictures worth thousands of words, we have include videos and pictures on our website for your evaluation. We are very interested in providing to your audience an educational and entertaining experience that will last life time.       Website:   www.rumbafrica.com

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

Education of Audience about Traditional and Contemporary Music and Dances
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.

Mutuashi Dance From Congo

Uganda Traditional Dance