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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

#nzoCALIFAncestry: #BlackProGen What About Your Story?!?

nzoCALIFA -- Some may think that all to #Dance is movement, performance or being in a class.  All true to some extent, YET if you're a African Dance Diaspora Specialist, Instructor, Artistic Director, Dance-builder, Cultural caregiver or Curatorial agent, there is a high-sense of responsibility-- a CALLING that one may answer to.  Just what do you know about the Artistic leadership in your Community, Company rehearsals or the studio? Can you research their #Dance life contributions and achievements past "googling it"?! 
       What about YOUR story as a Dancer or #Dance agency? Documenting your OWN story not only contributes toward your Town's rich cultural landscape, it populates potential archives and collections in the company, including local, state and national preservation institutions; More importantly, your life's story advances your #FamilyHistory, in some cases reflecting "That Dash of Life" between our birth and death date.
Take our @nzoCALIFAncestry #Summerwritingchallenge and create your #Ancestral #Dance inspiration story in 150 words or less.  Share with us before Solstice's end 
SEPT. 22, 2018 
email: nzoCALIFA@yahoo.com subject heading: #Summerwritingchallenge 
This next move will be easy, as you know best your life's choreo-steps. And guess what? You don't even need to be a Dancer, Dance or know how to #Dance to take this Summer writing challenge. Just write your life taking creative cues from Ancestral inspirations. nzoCALIFA blogspot will highlight special picks along the way. 

Here's motivation to get you started featuring #BlackProGen a team of Genealogy experts, Family Historians and Field specialists in a LIVE chat session: 
<get started rite now>


Giving voice to your story, extend the gift of legacy of your Ancestral heritage.

Dusting off our bifocals!
In shared Communal kinship works,

Regina Califa, @nzoCALIFA
about: #nzoCALIFAncestry <click link>

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

nzoCALIFAncestry: BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 61: MAAGI 2018

nzocalifa --  Live remote broadcast of JUST what goes on at my favorite alma mater, as The Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute, at the Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library is in session -- brick walls come down, tools and techniques are taught by field leaders and experts, and a new day of discovery happens at #MAAGI. Listen in and learn good folks... @nzoCALIFA


Learn more information #MAAGI www.maagiinstitute.org

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

nzoCALIFA - Lo maximo! Peru at the Malonga

archives @nzoCALIFA Our platform aims to invoke an International dialogue among African Diaspora Cultural keepers and stewards to learn more about our story through kinship exchange of Ancestral Cultural and Spiritual Traditions #RiteOn

[2012] R. Califa & J. Johnson pictured with Dance virtuoso Javier Gordillo Barrera of Lima Peru; 
Javier appeared as a Resident Artist with De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association.  
In kinship with Emese': MOTAD we conducted his first workshop appearance 
at the historic Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Oakland, CA.
Tee: Commemorative Carnaval shirt of Fogo Na Roupa



[June 2018 vid: @nzoCALIFA] We've enjoyed cherished opportunities to share the stage with our Brother Javier,
celebrating Malonga Casquelourd Day presented by Studio Grand's "Under the Oakland Skies" 
Javier takes a solo moment fired up by Proyecto Lando, against the backdrop of the Lake Merritt, Oakland.
One of our most valuable service attributes is the timeless kinship of Artists 
we've maintained exchange with over a period of time,
transcending boundaries, language and time...

Make your next #Dance moves count, contact us to blueprint your vision.
workshops*conferences*curatorial projects
califa510@yahoo.com

Nzo Califa Dance Works
"...where DANCE lives and SPIRIT moves."








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