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At age 18, Mounzeo started playing music . His interest in his country’s traditional rhythm with the Ngoma drum developed quickly. Mounzeo continued to train and improve his drumming technique and began to share his talent all over Congo and share the melodies of his country around the world. Mounzeo then moved to Senegal where his professional drumming career started to take off. Travel between African and European countries and the United States inspired. ARTS-CURRICULUM INTEGRATION: (SOCIAL STUDIES) (DANCE) (MUSIC) (CULTURAL)

Performance Bou Nzenza

GRADES: Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12

This high energy music and dance performance introduces students to the Congo. The performance explores the history, music, dance and diverse people of the Congo and the connection to New Orleans and Congo Square.

Max Participants: 250

Special Requirements: Auditorium/Stage

Single Performance Fee- $600.00 (60 minutes)

Two Performances Fee- $850.00  (35-40 minutes each)

Workshop Congolese Dance

GRADES: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12

Students will learn several traditional dances of the Congo accompanied by drums. The choreography tells stories of the diversity of people and ethnic groups from North to South Congo.

Max Participants: 25

Duration: 75 minute workshop (flexible)

Special Requirements:
Open room with space for dancing and drums

Fee: $187.50 per hour/per class