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Nkumba Rumba Dance Performance

 Nkumba Rumba is a series of Congolese/Ghanaian dance performances opening at Harbour Esplanade North, Docklands on 1 July, 2.30pm, celebrating Democratic Republic of Congo Independence. It will transform Docklands into Melbourne’s ‘heart of danceness’ with a fusion of traditional and contemporary dance accompanied by live drumming and stunning photography. Experience rhythms that invoke joy and vitality; indulge in cheeky African folklore and humour; witness dance moves that make your jaw drop and your pelvis rock!!!

Featuring some of Melbourne’s acclaimed multi-talented, multicultural performers: Passi Jo, award-winning musician, dancer and choreographer (Congo);awe-inspiring Asanti Dance Theatre’sArtistic Director Appiah Annan and performersJulius Sackey and Ekow Crentsil (Ghana); Javier Fredes, master percussionist/drummer (Chile); Kojo Noah Owusu, master drummer (Ghana); Pam Kleemann, respected photographer and conceptual artist (Australia).

All performances are free, so bring your family, tell your friends. Be part of the ripple effect that unites the global family in an afternoon of colour and rhythm at Docklands.

This project has been partially funded by the 2012 City of Melbourne Arts Grant Program. It is presented by Tokolonga Dance & Music, and proudly supported by 3008 Docklands Magazine and Multicultural Arts Victoria, as part of the MAV Emerge Festival.

By: Pam Kleemann

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