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Tshibangu Kadima 

Director / Music & Modeling



48 Pleasant St, #13

Stoneham, MA 02180





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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 is exposed to terminology such as SEBENE, ANIMATION, etc...



Conflict and humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo have caused an estimated 5.4 million deaths since 1998. Most perished from disease and malnutrition. In the region of Kivu, violence continues to rage with women and girls suffering increasingly brutal attacks.

In Kadima CD "NZambe", the artist tells the world that God is capable of saving this nation if his people will humble themselves, and pray and seek God face, and turn from their wicked ways.  God will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins and heal their land.

Kadima is also a music and modeling agent providing full service entertainment, production and event planning nationwide.  He is resourceful about diversity of talents.  He manages bands as well as models around the country.  Models are available for Beauty Pageants and fashion shows. 



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:  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.