Rumbafrica
 
Bianca Golden

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.  He incorporates music and dances in various FASHION SHOWS taking place in USA.


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.  What is NEW is that on November 15, 2014 RUMBAFRICA band leader "TSHIBANGU KADIMA" received the OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN ART, (INDIVIDUAL) from the CONGOLESE BOSTON GALA.


 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: www.nefa.org  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.  Here is very important website about rumbafrica: http://www.creativeground


Booking: *781-628-8512781-628-8512*

Tshibangu Kadima

RUMBAFRICA
48 Pleasant St, #13
Stoneham, MA 02180

Ms. Maryland United States 2014, is a multitalented person. Helping others is her passion. She is a founder of an non-profit organization called " Empowerment Essence". This organization mission is to eradicate suicide and bullying for youth and young adults. This will be accomplished through prevention education, awareness campaigns, counseling services, mentoring/life skills programs and referrals to mental health organizations-facilities. She believe that those actions therefore will be able to empower our youth and young adults to live and lead safe, healthy and well balanced lives.

 

In addition to Modeling, Shenetta Malkia is a Motivational Speaker, Commercial Actress (Medstar Health), Television Host/Expert, Live Event Hosting, Teleprompter, Cooking, Swimming, Dancing, Racing, Hosting and Promotional Events.

Exotic AfroFood
 FOR purchasing  INFORMATION CALL KADIMA 781-628-8512

Eating insects is nothing new – but it’s also the future. Still, many of us find it disgusting.

We are in mission to find out more – Exotic AfroFood is helping the community to discover what Africa and Asia enjoy already. Share our curiosity and join us in exploring a taste of insects!

 

Grasshoppers are a crunchy, delicious treat enjoyed around the world in countries like Ghana, China, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Tanzania, Cameroon, Kenya and Zambia Just one grasshopper contains 6 grams (0.21 oz) of protein and many people think the world should harvest more insects to help people in need of healthy, nourishing meals.   As long as you cook your grasshoppers, whether boiling or frying them, they will

be safe to eat and ready in minutes.

 

 

Cooking grasshoppers will keep you safe and will kill any parasites that they might be carrying. Don't attempt to eat them raw or you may suffer health issues. Remove the legs

and wings. The legs of grasshoppers aren't edible; although you won't be hurt from eating them, it's best to remove them before you begin to cook them.

 

Ask us about the following food:

NSENENE – Sauterelles – Grasshoppers – Mbedi – Mpasu – Likelele – Mintuntu – Likonki

 

 

Contact: 

 

Exotic AfroFood

Tshibangu Kadima / Executive Director

48 Pleasant St, #13

Stoneham, MA 02180

USA


781-628-8512

MUSIC & MODELING
In the above Video Tshibangu Kadima & Rumbafrica is featuring Kanda Bongo Man and keeping the Congolese music alive @ The Veterans Memorial Park in Manchester NH.  In the bottom, you can see again Tshibangu Kadima playing guitar to backup Kanda Bongo Man @ Peter Norton Symphony Space - Broadway at 95th St, New York City.
Entre Nous on parle
Yush best of the 90's cayenne beach, negril Jamaica
Kadima at Arc de Triomphe - Paris France
Kadima at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris
Kadima @ Universal Studio - Los Angeles CA
Shenetta Malkia
Ndombolo Dance from Democratic Republic of Congo
RUMBAFRICA BIOGRAPHY

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.  What is NEW is that on November 15, 2014 RUMBAFRICA band leader "TSHIBANGU KADIMA" received the OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN ART, (INDIVIDUAL) from the CONGOLESE BOSTON GALA.


 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: www.nefa.org  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.  Here is very important website about rumbafrica: http://www.creativeground

Our performers educate the audience about African Traditional and Contemporary music and dances, 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 discovers models that can dance well.

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