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Friday, November 2, 2018

Bakanal de Afrique: NOV2018 Dance Take Ovah

nzocalifa -- #Oakland Bay Area: A Grand Salute to our kinship Afro Urban Society as we celebrate the launch of Bakanal de Afrique, an Afro Urban commission to be in the Dance, coming thru like a Malonga command to "Shut up and Dance", and you'll say Hallelujah you did! Opening November 2nd at Oakland's Studio Grand, an Exhibition, exchange and Mixer Fete; check out the HOT Dance Class excitement by forces in  Afro Urban Dance from Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana to Nigeria and New Orleans, hey YOU - Where YOU from?!, Hollah back! 
The Festival's Production Master Piece, an Afro Urban Musical "400 years in the making"  entitled: "What Had Happen Was..." will take you on a fantastic journey through genres of Dance, from the dirt to the concrete, channeled through one of the most talented Dance Collectives we've had the opportunity to co-create with; A grand salute to their mediumship, its Visionary leadership, YOU and our Ancestors -- so much more to say, we'll let the info below guide your way, see ya in the studio, stage or these streets. //@nzoCALIFA

Afro Urban Society: Bakanal de Afrique 2018
Complete listing, tickets and your guide in next level movement:

Hot Ticket, Afro Urban Musical, 400 years in the making: TIX INFO

Côte d'Ivoire Stand UP, Oui Oui, Int;l Afro Urban Dance force, Yaps Jolito
as the best in Coupe decale & Ndombolo Dance classes hit the Bay Area,
make the right moves and SIGN UP

SUN. Nov 18th 2P-4P | Hosted by Portsha Jefferson's Haitian Danc Class, the lagniappe of the Festival, The New Orleans Original BuckShop, Secondline Dance Class & Procession, delivered by Master Artist & Cultural Ambassador Michelle N. Gibson and the Minister of Music for the day is Nate Cameron & The Oakland Secondline Project, both New Orleans natives.  If you know US, ya betta be there behbe! Get High, Get low, Get BUCK! Let's goooo. // @nzoCALIFA & Kongo SQ West Kinship Society

Saturday, October 27, 2018

A Tribute to our Queen Mother Mama Faye

original post via Nzo Califa Waters on Facebook

OCT. 27th 11A 📣COMMUNITY CALL If you dance "African" or "Afro" in the #BayArea" give thanks to this Pioneering Queen Mother DR FAYE MCNAIR-KNOX, as she was pillar and post, intellectually creative brilliance, birthing Communal legacies that invoke powerFULL activism -- She was grace with unwavering leadership, and a captivating smile. 
       Mama Faye was among the Pioneering Founding Mothers of those "African Amazons" aka " Fua Dia Congo that pulled #MyKongo" in highschool; I am blessed and imbued to have experienced such kinship and works, transcending elegantly through beloved Daughters/Sistars Halili, Ra'Shida & Ma mingui  Muisi-kongo Malonga. 

💜Honoring you Dr Faye, will always be a powerful thread in the fabric of my life's works, Matando Mama *Wa dia fua yika dio*  

🤓One East Palo Alto (OEPA) Neighborhood Improvement Initiative founded by and lead tenaciously by Dr Faye for 14 yrs has established the "@Faye DrFaye McNair-Knox Memorial Fund"   A good give indeed: #givepraisetolife 

Monday, October 15, 2018

nzoCALIFA: LEVEL UP our Our movement! BdA

nzoCALIFA -- Participating as Guest Choreographer, and ALL IN on supporting the visionary success of this project with so much to #Dance for, purposeful in the build - Afro Urban Society's Bakanal de Afrique delivers centuries old question and dancing through the ages for a solution. A cast-size over 50 from Atlanta to Zimbabwe, music genres surely to captivate its intergenerational-cultural-sociopolitical audiences -- but then again its really about US dancing-creating-loving-healing together -- brilliantly 

It would seem an ambitious feat, yet not for this Dance kinship - comes with a price to produce, already on the ground with 62% raised against a match challenged target date -- GET US TO THE DANCE ON TIME! Your next cue?!

Click the link below and let the cash flow. Your investment to the well is deeply appreciated.
in shared Dance kinship, 

Regina Califa Calloway 
nzoCALIFA Dance Works
With just 7 more days, click this link and help us establish #nextlevel movement!
Let's GET it! 

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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: 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