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Amani Rumba

Posted: Jul 14, 2018 by Amani Creatives in News, Rumba Project

12 NOON-8 PM
SATURDAY, 21 JULY 2018,
SACRED TRINITY CHURCH, CHAPEL STREET, SALFORD M3 5DW
FREE

We would be delighted if you could join us at Amani Creatives’ Community Sharing Event as the culmination of our’ Heritage Lottery Funded project Rumba!, which has been exploring the similarities between the cultural traditions of North-West based Congolese and Cuban communities.
Over the past few months we have been working with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre to train young people in interview techniques and documentation and they have been carrying out interviews as part of our research. We have also delivered a series of workshops in Cuban and Congolese music, dance and costumes to the community in conjunction with professional performers from the two communities.
Now we would like to share the results of our project with you. Come and hear the interviews and see our costumes, music and dance performances from participants in the project. The Amani Creatives Community Choir and a Congolese/Cuban Band will also perform some traditional and contemporary songs from the two communities.
Amani Creatives develops and promotes practitioners of African arts and culture, creating professional platforms to showcase their work. The organisation uses arts and culture as tools for wellbeing, cohesion and social change. The organisation was set up in January 2015 by Congolese singer-songwriter, Emmanuela Yogolelo and Cameroonian Jazz musician, Tagné Tebu.

Amani Creatives, Manchester’s African-led Arts & Cultural Organisation, is to launch an exciting
new initiative to explore the similarities between the rich cultural traditions of two communities
living in the North West, thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Manchester’s Congolese community have long been aware of similarities between Cuban
traditions and their own culture, and now Amani Creatives want to explore these roots further.
They are inviting people of all ages to get involved in this ground-breaking project and there will
also be specific training in oral history interviewing techniques for young people aged 16 t0 25, run
by staff from the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Archive at Manchester Central Library.

The project will involve a series of nine free workshops in Congolese and Cuban Music, Dance
and Costume which will take place at Moston’s Simpson Memorial Hall on Thursday evenings
between 24 May and 19 July. These workshops, which are open to the public, will be led by
professional performers from the two communities, and will include opportunities to sing with
Amani Creatives own African Community Choir. Research and performances will then be shared
at a public event to be held at Sacred Trinity Church , Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5DW on 21 July 2018.

Amani Creatives develops and promotes practitioners of African arts and culture, creating
professional platforms to showcase their work. The organisation uses arts and culture as tools for
wellbeing, cohesion and social change. The organisation was set up in January 2015 by
Congolese singer-songwriter, Emmanuela Yogolelo and Cameroonian Jazz musician, Tagné
Tebu.

For further information and/or interviews please contact:
Emmanuela Yogolelo – Producer
Email: amaniplatnetmedia@gmail.com Tel:07868591070