Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Rumbafrica

Founded by Tshibangu Kadima in 1992, this winner of a Boston Music Award presents Soukous music and dances from Congo sharing in the rich diversity that the African cultures offer the world. Programs includes workshops and performances. Tshibangu Kadima is proud of winning the CONGOLESE BOSTON GALA Awards 2014.

  • The current lineup of Rumbafrica is truly international, with Africans and musicians from around the world jamming side by side in African exotic costumes.
  • Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing family, community and culture among African American people as well as Africans throughout the world African community.
    Rumbafrica at Kwanzaa celebration in Boston MA

    Rumbafrica at Kwanzaa celebration in Boston MA

  • Tshibangu Kadima and his band Rumbafrica brought SOUKOUS Music at the African Festival of Boston. The amazed crowd responded by spraying the band with several dollar bills. Enjoy this authentic African Music performed by the best African Band in US
    immigrant productions/rumbafrica

    immigrant productions/rumbafrica

  • Tshibangu Kadima and his Boston Based band RUMBAFRICA exposed SOUKOUS music and dances to an audience in Pennsylvania who keep asking for encore. The audience participation is a prove that this culture exchange is in big demand. Enjoy the show!
    Musikfest 1st part

    Musikfest 1st part

I Have Worked With

  • State: RI
    Date: 2/2011
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: tom@commonfencemusic.org
    Phone: 401-847-7335

  • State: MA
    Date: 12/2012
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: eclark@rcc.mass.edu
    Phone: 617-541-5332

  • State: ME
    Date: 6/2011
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: melissa@thewaldo.org
    Phone: 207-832-6060

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Tshibangu
Job Title/Position: 
Director
Mailing Address: 
48 PLEASANT STREET
#13
STONEHAM, MA 02180
Physical Address: 
48 Pleasant Street #13
Stoneham, MA 02180
Last Name: 
Kadima
Phone: 
781-438-6103

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ethnic
Music - Ethnic / World
Year Founded: 
1992
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
French
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Rumbafrica won the Boston Music Awards in the category of Outstanding World Music Act in 1995 and won an award for Outstanding World Music Act at the Artscape’97 Festival in Baltimore, MD.

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
The Technical Requirements depend on the venue.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
10

I am a Teaching Artist

Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults