Art Bites – Africa: SouKous Hips BOOKED OUT!
20 Mar 2015 | Friday 6:30pm to 8pm
Brisbane City Council’s Art Bites – Africa is a programme of free arts workshops designed for all Brisbane residents to explore the traditions of the African continent and discover their creative abilities. Learn West African drumming, create delicious Eritrean meals or shake your hips to the wild dance of The Congo. These workshops are for everyone. Grab a friend or make new ones while discovering the colourful nations of Africa!
Rumba Congo style! Come and loosen up your hips and be swept away by the seductive rhythms of The Congo in this fast, furious and sexy dance. This hip swingin’ dance from The Congo is called Ndombolo and is a mix of African tradition and modern dance also known as Techno Soukous.
Facilitator – FUTURE FIDEL
Well known throughout Brisbane as a dancer, singer, actor, playwright and master of ceremonies, Future Fidel owns the stage. Multi-talented, he is equally comfortable singing his revered gospel music to penning a new play. Not satisfied with staying idle, Future is a founding member of The Fimbo Boys, a soukous and rumba band performing to the seductive rhythms of The Congo. Future is a master of soukous, the dance style that became very popular in The Congo during the 1940s, having its beginnings from Cuban Rumba. This year, Future was awarded the prestigious African Australia Star Award for Excellence in the Arts.
Presented by Brisbane City Council
Produced by BEMAC
|Dates:||Friday 20 March|
|Time:||6:30pm to 8pm|
|Tickets:||Free Event. Bookings Required.|
|Address:||Moorooka Hall 40 Gainsborough St. Moorooka|