Ngoma Za Kongo, meaning drums of the Kongo, is composed of several artists in continuous research of new sounds and expressions inspired by Congolese traditions. As a result of this research, the group presentation represents a diversity of sounds and colors from different regions of the Congo. The work is an original fusion of traditional rhythms, ritual dances, and the influence of a contemporary environment.
The artists of Ngoma Za Kongo dance, sing, and play various sounds of the African drums. Their explosion onto the stage drives you into the essence of their mythical rhythms, leaving you between a traditional and modern world. Enriched by the songs and sounds of the African drums, these rhythms and dances make Ngoma Za Kongo an outstanding group beyond the usual. Coming from different ethnic backgrounds, the members of Ngoma Za Kongo also naturally contribute to the diversity of this group from central Africa.
African Dance Class Friday, Oct. 14th 5:00-6:30pm
African Drum Class Saturday, Oct. 15th 2:00-3:30pm
African Dance Class Saturday, Oct. 15th 4:00-5:30pm
ALL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Classes are $10 if reserved before Wed, Oct. 12. $20 at the door.
The Drum class fee: $10.00 (own drum), $15.00 (with drum rental).
Ngoma Za Kongo in concert Sunday Oct. 16th 2:30-3:30pm
Tickets for the concert are $10 if purchased before Sat. Oct. 15th. $20 at the door.
The Ngoma Za Kongo performance is a musical journey to the republic of the Congo. Throughout this journey, the group draws the audience into an African rhythmical and musical environment, where you discover the different sounds, rhythms, dances, and colors from ten areas of the Republic of the Congo which are: Sangha, Likouala, Cuvette Ouest, Cuvette Centrale, Plateau, Pool, Bouenza, Lekoumou, Niari, and Kouilou.