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Monday, June 18, 2018

nzoCALIFA: In salute to #MalongaFEST2018, June 22-24, 2018


 

MalongaFEST2018: 15th year commemoration of one of our most dynamic Artistic Leaders, Cultural Visionary and Teacher, a grand salute in remembrance of the life of Ta Malonga Casquelourd in  observance of  Malonga Casquelourd Day, Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1-3P  Lake Merritt Amphitheater. #Oakland
[download fliers plan to participate and please share]

              A message from the Artistic Director, Muisi-Kongo Malonga of Fua Dia Congo

"When reflecting upon the story of #TaMalongaCasquelourd and Fua Dia Congo
what cannot be overlooked is the inextricable link between art and activism... 
In a seminal multimedia work by Janeen Ella Johnson, multi-disciplinary arts professional 
and esteemed Fua alumnus , new light will be cast on these powerful intersections."
Join us for the premiere of this visionary work on FRI. JUNE 22nd 7:30P at 
MalongaFEST 2018! Our Movement, Our Medicine, Our Culture 
Oakstop 14 274 14th St Oakland [nr 12th St BART] close to the Malonga Center. //  @nzoCALIFA








2nd Day offerings FREE COMMUNITY CLASSES at Oakstop 14, 274 14th St, 
located a block away from Malonga Center #Oakland [access nr 12th Street BART] 




#MalongaFEST2018, Special Guest Artist, Javier Gordillo Barrera of Lima, Peru to teach 
AFRO PERUVIAN SOUL featured on the roster of  FREE COMMUNITY CLASSES
SAT. JUNE 23rd St at Oakstop 14, 474 14th St. Oakland,  CA.



 SUN. JUNE 24TH - MALONGA CASQUELOURD DAY - 15th year Observation 
of the Life and legacy of Ta Malonga Casquelourd, 
City of Oakland Proclamation.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

nzoCALIFA Dancestory move the story

#nzoCALIFA -- Dance as service has transformed my life full throttle, guiding my life pathways retooling my choreo-life steps, nurturing the advancement of mind, body and Spiritual wellness--for HEALTH is WEALTH.  nzoCALIFA Dancestory has been a powerful visionary platform exemplary for Teaching  to activate transformative learning experiences in #Dance.  
      From its inception, identifying lines of symmetry within the Bay Area African/Diaspora Dance and Drum Community has served as a wellspring for Genealogical research, bridging oral histories, and intersecting Family lines.  As ROOTS run deep for the unearthing, it is from this same soil that Communal kinship building remains vital.  Starting with the launch of #Dancestory2013 ignited my own story into a voluminous archive of Familial stories and fantastic journeys that now transcend generations called workingmylines.org:  
"...the Unearthings of a guided Genealogist"


Swiftly into its 5th year,  the nzoCALIFA Dancestory sojourn has sought to explore, unearth and clarify a purpose-filled life in service to the Dance and through Dance, harvesting all of the wealth that this journey has to offer. As so much has been shared, I continue to cultivate, educate and elevate a nation of Dance Transformation Agents. #byanydivinemeansnecessary
Just what inspires you to Dance?!         I'd love to hear it. 

In shared works of kinship,
Regina "Califa" Calloway

#nzoCALIFAncestry

social media:          @nzoCALIFA 
My Genealogy site: workingmylines.org 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

nzoCALIFA: Thank You Supporters of Regina2Rootstech2018

#nzoCALIFAncestry     OOOhhh MYYY GOD, #Rootstech was ultra-amazing, and as it's not easy to download such an overload of highly stimulating encounters, experiences, new cousin connections, hack-worthy Genealogy info conferencing with over 15,000 folks - one betta be in FORMATION. 

     Shout out to my Genea-kinship @BlackProGen presenters, as they delivered magnificently at the helm of 100's sharing their signature brand of service and expertise in the field of African-Ancestored Genealogy, case scenarios, slaying brickwalls, with beaucoup Genealogical unearthings, advancing DNA discoveries and vice-versa. 

I BREATHE & BREED #DANCE with heightened awareness. So to each of you, I give ultimate thanks and praises for your respective agency of support, in working your lines and entrusting this service of Faith -- already paid forward. And these days, we SEE each other, as I am often met on the #Dance floor or at Community encounters with an inquiry about #FamilyHistory. 

 

So why am I so inspired by the ROOTStech experience and 
just how important is?  
<click link below>


GOD BLESS YOU, AS WE GO HIGHER!

in shared works of kinship,
Regina "Califa" Calloway

#nzoCALIFAncestry

social media:          @nzoCALIFA 
My Genealogy site: workingmylines.org

Monday, February 26, 2018

nzoCALIFA - Oakland legacy presence #Regina2Rootstech2018

nzoCALIFA -- #Regina2Rootstech2018 This morning's meditation was filled with abundant expectation with all cues intact. First! Clarify your agenda for Rootstech 2018. The Conference boasts over 200 breakout sessions, an innovative/interactive Expo Hall, inspiring speakers like Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr and fantastic events - yup, I need to get into Formation.      

         Cut to the African Heritage Social Event, featuring the groundbreaking historical works of Ms. Regina Mason, who recovered a precedent-setting, memoir written by her great-great-great-grandfather, William Grimes, who authored the first fugitive slave narrative in U.S. history! She's on tour and was in California in January.  Excited, I watched the video trailer of her latest film, and to my surprise playing the role of Elder Williams Grimes was one of my most respected Humanitarians, Community Pillar, Master Artist and beloved Community Wisdom keeper, MR. MICHAEL F. LANGE


I was stunned as Baba Michael is now a cherished Ancestral Communal Guardian who's always been a valiant supporter of our organization's work as 

Kongo SQ West Kinship Society, he was the inspiration and impetus for its launch at the Malonga Center; we even hold in our archives rare footage documenting this kinship. Baba Michael's agency of fairness and justice came to my aid even during legal discourse with the City, as I to witnessed the tumultuous departmental turnover including his disembowelment from now the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts. Baba Michael Lange opened up pathways for works that served Community betterment affording such passageways of engagement towards good service. 
#givepraisetoLife, as I'll wear my #Rootstech2018 badge of honor 
#OaklandProud at the  African Heritage event and you can best believe that 
I will hail up to the name of our invaluable Ancestral Communal Guardian ascended  "Michael F. Lange".  * Thank you, Baba Michael,* 
God Bless the Family. 

Egun Ire'o, Egun Iba'se 
Ancestrally imbued in deep gratitude 

Regina "Califa" Calloway, 
nzoCALIFAncestry
#Regina2Rootstech2018 
#workingmylines 
workingmylines.org


Catch a glimpse of Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes. 
Regina Mason, Executive Producer 
[click link] https://www.rootstech.org/african-heritage-social


Mr. Michael F. Lange's legacy transcends through the 
www.michaellangefoundation in the care of his Family, 

dedicated Leaders and good folks in a shared mission.