Fri 8 Jun BEMAC - Africanissimo 2

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Cultivart Series - 2007 presents
‘Africanissimo 2’

Friday 8 June 2007 – 8.00pm

This event is part of the Queensland Week Celebrations

After the huge success last year, ‘Africanissimo 2’ is back, bringing music and dance from Sierra Leone, the Republic of Congo, songs from Zimbabwe and a cultural presentation from Uganda.

The Congolese Dancers, a high energy Congolese dance group will perform spectacular traditional N’Dombolo and Efrakata dances.

The N'Dombolo is a fast variation of the Soukous, an original style of traditional African music specific to the Congo region. N’Dombolo was made popular by the `chegues’, street kids from Kinshasa, the dance steps are like disjointed limp movements. N’Dombolo dance floors at discotheques in Africa and Europe are alive with the N’Dombolo fever. This form of music and dance has been further popularised by Wenga Musica and Werra Son.

These 8 energetic young dancers have been thrilling audiences in Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast.

The Sierra Leone Cultural Dance Group, of 8 young performers has been presented at many events in and around Brisbane, including Liberian, Eritrean, Harvest and Bulimba Festivals and the Queensland Multicultural Festival. For ‘Africanissimo 2’, the performances will include traditional dancing, singing and a demonstration of native musical instruments including Kelei, Shaking Shergbureh and drums.

Joseph Emmanuel Matovu, musician, dancer and storyteller will be presenting a cultural profile on Uganda.

Jordan Mapfumo is an upcoming recording artist and producer of contemporary Gospel and inspirational music, and has participated in several musical events in Zimbabwe. He co-wrote and produced a gospel album for another Zimbabwe artist and is currently working on his own recording project. He is inspired by artists including Oliver Mtukudzi, Salif Keita, Hugh Masekela, Israel Houghton and Fred Hammond. Joining him on stage are two other musical talents, guitarist, Colin and singer, Ruth. This combination will no doubt create a wonderful mix of music for all to enjoy.

Venue: Yungaba 120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Tickets: $16 full Price / $14 concessions / $12 BEMAC members
Bookings: Ph 3391 4433
Media: Bronte Morris director@bemac.org.au

BEMAC acknowledges the support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Federal Government through Australia Council for the Arts.

With Regards
Ana Barassi
Arts Development Coordinator
Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre - BEMAC
Phone: 07 3391 4433
Fax: 07 3391 2802
Mobile: 0400 135 597
PO Box 7299
e-mail: arts@bemac.org.au
Website: www.bemac.org.au

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