Join us on Monday, January 30, 2023, from 2:00-3:30pm for a presentation by Jean Andoche Loubaki, artistic director of Mfouambila Kongo, as part of the Spring 2023 CLACS Colloquium "Música de Vaivén: The Habanera Diaspora." This event is open to the public with RSVP.
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About Mfouambila Kongo
Mfouambila Kongo is a New York City-based dance and drum collective founded in 2015 by Artistic Director, Andoche Loubaki – a master of Congolese dance and drumming from Pointe-Noire, Brazzaville, Congo with over 30 years of drumming and dance experience. While the Republic of Congo (also called Congo-Brazzaville) has several ethnic groups – among them the Kongo, Teke, Mbochi, and Shangha – and nine regional states, Mofuambila’s focus is to represent all music of the Congo from all groups and the four corners of the Congo, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (also called Congo-Kinshasa) to the East. Mfouambila Kongo Dance Company completes that connection to the African diaspora with its traditionally-rooted yet progressive performance repertoire. Website | Instagram
About the Colloquium
Organized by faculty members Sybil Cooksey and Yunior Terry, the colloquium "Música de Vaivén: The Habanera Diaspora" pairs a graduate seminar with a public event series. The colloquium is sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and the Department of Music.