Congolese Traditional & Contemporary


Sat Feb 04 2023 at 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm


Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance | Brooklyn, NY

"Mutuashi is the traditional dance of the Luba people of Southern Kongo (DRC). It involves mainly hips rotation.
About this Event

Class Description:

This dance calls the dance to handle the rhythm with the body. The class will cover movement combinations demonstrated in Kongo. Tshala Muana has been the champion in putting Mutuashi on the map as she affectionately called the Queen of Mutuashi. Mutuashi is a popular name that began to be used among people but the real name of the dance is Tshikuna. There is also the group Bayuda du Congo, a popular group that has also been demonstrating Mutuashi along with traditional rhythms.

The dance class will also cover Ndombolo which is the dance of the Bakongo people of Kongo. It is very popular dance in Kongo as well. Afrofusion is where all of Africa shows up with movements from the entire continent and is quite popular with the Afrobeat movement that we have been experiencing in recent years.Meet Your Instructor:

Fumu Jahmez is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Toronto has been his place of residence for well over 2 decades. He is a dancer, singer, musician, poet and more. His passion for the arts is a 24/7 occurrence as it is like the oxygen needed to live. He is determined to realize all his artistic goals by expressing the talents burning inside of him. He has collaborated with a long list of artists from all over the world including Red Slam Collective of which he plays the djembe and provides background vocals. Recently, he has embarked of the musical journey of recording his first solo album to be released sometime in the near future. Fumu has also taught dance workshops all over the Greater Toronto Area in Canada and has now made New York is home to continue his artistic journey. Welcome to the world of Fumu Jahmez.

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Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, United States

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