Mbongi Square 2017

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Mbongui Square Festival is an annual festival that celebrates the performing and visual arts. Organized by Kiandanda Dance Theater, the festival gathers dance, music, visual arts and spoken word artists of varied styles and artistic choices, from the Bay Area and across the world. What defines Mbongui Square Festival is interdisciplinary arts and multicultural community.

Trans.Mutation

Transmutation

Trans.mutation- An immigrants’ journey through consciousness

 An expression of self discovery uncovering the deep layers of internalized oppression, colonization and the complex contradictions of imposed social identities. Transmutation is expected to occur by unleashing the energies of epigenetic traumas inflicted through systems of oppression by transforming it.

Presented by Uzo Nkem Nwankpa featuring Solidarite Sympa

When: Sat Oct 28, 2017 @ 4:30 PM
Where: Private Residence 3530 W. Milton Rd Tucson, AZ 85746
Cost: $10-20 Donation.
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Uzo Nwankpa is from the Eastern part of Nigeria, West Africa. An Igbo woman following her call of duty passed on to her from a long line of ancestral healers. Since the age of 5, she has been dedicated to sharing the power of indigenous healing practices through the art of music and dance. As a performer, student and teacher, she has toured countries in North America, Europe, Australia and Africa. She is the founder of the Uzo Method Project – A Public Health Solution. This program was developed to enhance, restore and rejuvenate the health of communities across the globe.

Tope Ojeme chats with Uzo on Radio Nigeria- Nigerian Pride

Tune in to Radio Nigeria to listen to Uzo Nwankpa on the Nigeria pride program with Tope Ojeme.

Air time: May 2nd Tuesday 2:30pm Nigeria Time

(3:30 AM EST|6:30 AM PST| 7:30 AM MT)

Stream Live

Nigerian Pride-Radio Nigeria 

“A spotlight on Nigerians in the Diaspora who are living exemplary lives, thereby serving as worthy ambassadors of the Country” Radio Nigeria

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Pic: Uzo Nwankpa posing with The Uzo Method Project team in Enugu Nigeria

Love & Lan{d}guage- A fundraiser evening of community art, music and poetry 

 

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When:Saturday Jan 16th 6:30pm- 8:30pm Where: Bellamys Gallery495 Portobello Rd, Macandrew Bay, Dunedin New Zealand

Donation: $5.00

You are invited to attend the arts exhibition, poetry and music fundraiser at the Bellamys Gallery in Macandrew Bay.

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Come gain some insight on the behind the scenes of Dunedins very own 2015 recipient of the Caroline Plummer community dance fellowship. Sharing her paintings, music and poetry that captures her journey from Africa, to the Americas landing in Dunedin. This event includes various collaborations including Singer song writer Kira Hundelby, Bongo Lion, King Leo’s very own Stevie Rice, Wyeth Chalmers and more. The funds raised for the art sales will support Uzo’s journey to continue to research the effects of community music and dance on wellbeing.

Come prepared to make art and engage in co creation by the community.

For more information please contact Uzo at nwankpa@gmail.com

African Inspired Music and Dance Workshop/Performance in Auckland NZ

You are Invited 

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Friday Dec 4th 2015 7:30pm

You are invited to an interactive performance of music, dance and stories featuring Uzo Nwankpa the founder of The Uzo Method of therapeutic movement song and dance. With combination of live Drumtalk and vibrant dance with the Freedance crew, an evening of delightful energy. We will serve light refreshments. We will serve big love. It’s only 15/20 on the door. See you there.

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Sunday Dec 6th 2015 2pm

This 2 hour movement and percussion workshop provides the opportunity to experience the healing power of the ancient African rhythms with a unique style of guided facilitation using ritual practices, songs and dances from Nigeria, West Africa and beyond. Participants will bring awareness to the integration of the mind, body and spirit which we all need to stay connected The crippling fear that prevents the natural state of the dancing body will be explored with ease allowing a gentle progression of the dance movements with the use of the vibrations of the drums. Come and experience self transformation facilitated by Uzo Nwankpa, a global figure who is merging ancient knowledge with innovation in collaboration with Drumtalk.

For booking call Jimmy Dale at 846 9663 or 021 123 2037

$20 when you book in advance by Nov 28th. $30 at the door. http://www.drumtalk.co.nz

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