Friday 9 May: Kanda Bongo Man
To All World Music lovers,
Music is one of the few remaining universal languages, a great method by which hearts and minds can be won, so come and help us create friendships that will last generations.
KANDA BONGO MAN (DR ) – 9th May 2008
Kanda Bongo Man is one the most famous exponents of Soukous music from the Democratic Republic of Congo and has been at the heart of the Parisian Soukous scene since the 80's. He is the man who gave the world Kwassa Kwassa, the infectiously changed Congolese dance style, and is credited as being one of the pioneers of modern Soukous. Kanda's rise in popularity came with the album Iyole which became a number one hit all over the world. He has created a winning Soukous formula that has sold thousands of albums worldwide, some of which you may already be familiar with - such as: Sweet, Amour fau, Iyole, Kwassa Kwassa and Live in Central Park . Kanda Bongo Man, also known as "the nightingale from " presents an exciting and fast moving show of music and dance. The Music - Soukous is known for its shimmering dual guitar parts, which produce an intensity that is hypnotic on the dance floor. The Dance - Kwassa Kwassa, where the hips move back an forth while the hands move to follow the hips is performed with amazing dexterity by his exhilarating dancer
Congolese & Salsa Dance Classes with Nunchi, Udoka and Theodore,
Why not make the 9th May special by coming to the dance workshops too.
Dance Classes £5PP: (free for under 15) booking required via email@example.com
Attention: Please note that there is currently a documentary being made about MenelikMusic & Education school project in the DR Congo which when completed will be broadcasted on one of the prime TV channels. This means that from time to time you may be filmed and/or even interviewed at short notice by the film maker and her crew. The filming process started last week and will go on until December when the school will officially open. Your participation is not compulsory so please feel free to say no if it happens. Next filming: 9th May 2008. You may want to know a bit more about MenelikMusic & Education so please visit our website at www.menelikmusic.com
Doors open at 6.30pm with Dance Classes. For smooth delivery of the dance classes, please make sure you choose the right class for you.
1. 6:30pm – Salsa Improvers/Beginners
2. 7:30pm Salsa Intermediate/Advanced
3. 8:30pm Congolese dance (all levels)
4. KBM will be on at 9.30pm
5. Food is served at 8.00pm & 8.30pm (World Food)
MENU for the 9th May 2008 Advance booking is required. Please tell us how many people you are booking the meals for. – for more info see our “BOOKING” page at www.menelikmusic.com or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Doro Wot [ Spicy chicken stew from ]
2. Vegetable Wot
3. Yaklete Kilkil [ Ethiopian nutmeg flavoured potatoes and vegetables]
4. Cardamon mashed Sweet Potatoes
5. Fumbwa [Congolese greens with peanut butter ]
6. Black eyed bean stew with pumpkin [ ]
Vegetables roasted with cinnamon and star anise
8. Merguez [ North African sausage]
12. Mpondu (Casava leaves stew, with African aubergine cooked in palm oil)
MenelikMusic Promotions Raffle Tickets available on the 9th May 2008 to win: CDs, bottles of champagne, bottles of wine, and free entries ( £1 per strip).
QUIZ: Please check our website for the latest quiz question www.menelikmusic.com and win a fabulous price
Children are very welcome and go free up to the age of ten (10). For over ten (10) special price applies.
Contact: 07842 177 344
Do not miss what promises to be yet another great party with great food, dance classes, and music.