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In 2024, Fua Dia Congo transitioned to Fua Dia Kongo marking a pivotal moment in its 47-year legacy.This name change signals a global cultural reconnection, emphasizing Fua's commitment to Kongo heritage while shedding colonial associations. With renewed purpose, Fua Dia Kongo pledges to uplift and safeguard the rich cultural inheritance of Kongo descendants worldwide, culminating in immersive programs and exchanges in Congo, Brazil, and Oakland. Founded in 1977 by Ta Malonga Casquelourd, Fua Dia Kongo continues his legacy of preserving and promoting Kongo cultural legacies.

Make a gift today to support Kongolese Cultural Legacies of the Bay Area and beyond.

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Malonga Fest 2024

MalongaFest is our free annual Festival celebrating the legacy of Fua Dia Kongo founder, Ta Malonga Casquelourd, and the broader legacy of African cultural excellence in the Bay Area. Events take place throughout the month of June, with a huge extravaganza. Save the dates: June 22, 2024, 12-6pm

Community Dance & Drum Class

Kongo Saturdays at the Malonga Center has been our weekly ritual in Oakland since the late 1970s, and continues to be a sacred space for that cultivates healing, community building and connection through traditional dance and drum classes.. Weekly classes:

Kongo Drum: 11:30a-1pm

Kongo Dance: 1-2:30pm.

Embrace Kongo 2024

Embrace Kongo is our first inaugural trip to the Republic of Congo, July 18-28, 2024. This is the first cultural immersion trip to the Republic of Congo in the organization's history. The traveling delegation will include alumni of Fua's performing company, as well as members of the greater Malonga Center community.

Bon Voyage Community Fete Fundraiser

Celebrate Tata Sandor Diabankouezi's return to the Republic of Congo after 40 years of enriching the Bay Area's African cultural scene. As the eldest living Congolese Master Artist, his legacy as a dancer, choreographer, and visual artist has left an indelible mark to Fua Dia Kongo and the community at large. Tata Sandor's return coincides with Embrace Kongo with delegation in tact to usher him home.

Bon Voyage Community Fete Fundraiser for Sandor Diabankouezi

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