Friday, October 28, 2016

nzoCALIFAncestry: Ancestors, Muertos, Fet Gede Celebrations

Fall 2016 Ancestral Season  Egun ire'o, Egun iba'se - Everyday is a day of reflection and remembrance of those who belong to us. Fall Harvest rites include Seasonal Celebrations of Good Souls and All Good Saints. Our Ancestral Avatar Tonti Reginae Louisianne invokes our platform to survey the Bay Area and create a pix list to engage all those of us with Ancestors to get in Formation and propitiation -- And this means YOU! KWA SIMBO Bom Fete Gede to our Haitian kinship throughout the U.S. to the Bay, Bom fete to our kinfolks in  New Orleans; Feliz Dias de los Muertos with signs of Calveras and Marigolds lacing the districts of San Jose to San Francisco - Bendición; A grand Salute of light and progress to the Mighty T[C]hamba Heritage and Society. May we all be enlightened by the wisdom of our Ancestors. Question?! Have you added names to your Family Tree lately?!  Download a form below* and or contact us at nzocalifa@yahoo.com  Walk well good folks!   

 ~R. Califa, Nzo Califa Dance Works                        __________________________                                                                   
SAN JOSE, CA



OAKLAND, CA






Current Exhibits and Events

Dia de los Muertos * SUN. October 30, 2016

2:00p - 6:00p Market St, STOCKTON, CA


NEW ORLEANS, LA

*Be inspired by the origins of Celebrating Day of the Dead*
Understanding Mexicans: Día de Muertos
website: www.mayitzin.com |  Twitter: @mayitzin

SAN FRANCISCO MISSION DISTRICT


OAKLAND, CA [near 23rd Ave]



BAY AREA, CA

Festival Advisory
Learn traditional songs for the Gede family, and sway your hips to the infectious rhythms 
of Maskawon, Zarenyen, and Banda!
  • Song Workshop with Daniel "Brav" Brevil | Musical Director, RTL
  • Dance Performance with Rara Tou Limen | elevationx9
  • Dance Workshop with Portsha Jefferson | Artistic Director, RTL
*** Community Potluck to immediately follow Dance Workshop***

Please bring a dish, drink, snack or dessert offering to share with the community
FET WEAR: 

Please wear Purple, Black and White, the traditional colors for Gede.
 Suggested offerings for Ancestor Altar:

photos of loved ones, flowers, white candles, alcohol, fruit, florida water, etc.
Suggest offerings for the Gede altar:

rum, cigars, crosses, skeletons, money, peppers, white powder, black hat, 

black glasses, baton



#       #      #

*Family Tree Chart Form*
courtesy of #nzoCALIFAncestry



nzoCALIFAncestry: Ancestors, Muertos, Fet Gede Celebrations

Fall 2016 Ancestral Season  Egun ire'o, Egun iba'se - Everyday is a day of reflection and remembrance of those who belong to us. Fall Harvest rites include Seasonal Celebrations of Good Souls and All Good Saints. Our Ancestral Avatar Tonti Reginae Louisianne invokes our platform to survey the Bay Area and create a pix list to engage all those of us with Ancestors to get in Formation and propitiation -- And this means YOU! KWA SIMBO Bom Fete Gede to our Haitian kinship throughout the U.S. to the Bay, Bom fete to our kinfolks in New Orleans; Bien venido Dias de los Muertos with signs of Calveras and Marigolds lacing the districts of San Jose to San Francisco - Bendición; A grand Salute of light and progress to the Mighty T[C]hamba Heritage and Society. May we all be enlightened by the wisdom of our Ancestors. Question?! Have you added names to your Family Tree lately?!  Download a form below* and or contact us at nzocalifa@yahoo.com  Walk well good folks!   

 ~R. Califa, Nzo Califa Dance Works                        __________________________                                                                   

SAN JOSE, CA


OAKLAND, CA






Current Exhibits and Events

Dia de los Muertos * SUN. October 30, 2016

2:00p - 6:00p Market St, STOCKTON, CA


NEW ORLEANS, LA
SAN FRANCISCO, CA





BAY AREA, CA

Festival Advisory
Learn traditional songs for the Gede family, and sway your hips to the infectious rhythms 
of Maskawon, Zarenyen, and Banda!
  • Song Workshop with Daniel "Brav" Brevil | Musical Director, RTL
  • Dance Performance with Rara Tou Limen | elevationx9
  • Dance Workshop with Portsha Jefferson | Artistic Director, RTL
*** Community Potluck to immediately follow Dance Workshop***

Please bring a dish, drink, snack or dessert offering to share with the community

FET WEAR: 

Please wear Purple, Black and White, the traditional colors for Gede.
 Suggested offerings for Ancestor Altar:

photos of loved ones, flowers, white candles, alcohol, fruit, florida water, etc.
Suggest offerings for the Gede altar:

rum, cigars, crosses, skeletons, money, peppers, white powder, black hat, 

black glasses, baton



#       #      #

Family Tree Chart Form*
courtesy of #nzoCALIFAncestry



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

OAKLAND DANCE: invoking Next Level Movement ~nzoCALIFA pix

@nzoCALIFA -- #Oakland It's a powerFULL time for #Oakland Dance, from the studios to the streets, of global proportions wielding powerful throws of cyclonic fireballs of CHANGE -- GET CALIBRATED! Giving praise to life, swiftly engaged in Ancestral rites of celebrations and elevations, never losing sight of the slain, we are fueled by swings, cuts and blows that shall leave an indelible print upon this Bay Area Cultural Artscape -  Unapologetically. In this post, although a petite pix list as it relates to @nzoCALIFA kinships in motion, we salute our #Dance comrades and kinship aligned. #RiteOn

Please partake, participate and Celebrate
#OaklandDance Movement



October 22nd &23rdTIX411: KKDE 20th Anniversary  - Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble 20th Anniversary Concert featuring Dance Reunion, Premiere works and honoring our fellow Dancestor - Ms. Roquisha Townsend [iba'e] A Grand Salute to Dance force, K*Star Producer and our kinship Dance Partner Ms. Kendra Kimbrough Barnes, Big Love! ~ R. Califa @nzoCALIFA 
TIX411: OCT. 21-22/ Eastside ARTS Alliance: Buy TIX here | Be challenged by these works high octane fueled "House/Full of Black Women: THE MEANING OF CANARIES"
Envisioned and Womanifested by Global Artist Visionaries, Activists and Healers - Amara Tabor Smith and Ellen Sebastian Chang - flanked by contending Dance forces advocating for Daughters, Sisters, Nieces, Granddaughters, Aunties, Grandmothers, MOM -- US and THEM! Brace yourself for a catalyst of CHANGE of cyclonic proportions  is already in motion.
OCT. 30th SUN: Eastside Arts Alliance and Dimensions Dance Theater 
present PROJECT PANTHER propels forward commemorating  a 
historical proportions of  The Black Panther Party's 50th Anniversary.
FREE to the Community - If ever there was a Dance Voice to this movement and era,
be certain that Dance Cultural Luminary,
Ms. Deborah Vaughan delivers with impact, ammo'd with 4 decades of chronicling and amplifying Oakland's #Dance voice and global ambassadorship. BE THERE and BE MOVED! #RiteOn | 2277 Int'l Blvd, Oakland #BPP50
DimensionsDance.org

Thursday, October 6, 2016

How YOU Dancing?! nzoCALIFA pix

@nzoCALIFA - Get your Bodies into meaningful motion with mindful movements this Season. Weathering tides this Season will challenge your flow; it becomes critical to our temples to center, ground and align with the Universe.  
      I encourage your #Dance to be in UNITY and UNIFY Commune+Unity, your Core along with your respective Communes, invoking Ancestral ovation -- And give praise to Life! #danceyourdestiny.

#RiteOn
Regina Califa, Dance Medium
Nzo Califa Dance Works

nzoCALIFA Dance Pix
week of October 3, 2016
[click on flier for details]
SAT. Oct. 8th #Oakland African Dance & Drum invocations at Little Bobby Hutton Park
Drum Call at 10A  to Tribute to Sabar Master Drummer Gran Cheikh M'baye
Lifeisliving.org giving LIFE! Come get it. #honorbreath

Listings: 

  • Oct. 8th - LifeisLiving.org- "Africa in Oakland"  - Malonga Casquelourd Center Instructors of African/Diaspora Dance. www.mccatheater.com
  • Oct. 15th - #SankofaCaravan2016 - NBUF  Houston to Galveston Ancestral Homage - nbufhouston@gmail.com | NationalBlackUnitedFront.org
  • Oct. 22/23 - Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble - 20th Anniversary Concert - feat. Dance Reunion, Premiere works and honoring our fellow colleague and Dancestor  "Roquisha Townsend" kkde.bpt.me