BBC Radio Manchester Interview

Participant and organiser Christina Fonthes talks to Karen Gabay from BBC Radio Manchester. (starts 4:51 mins in)

Gaydio Interview with Lisapo participant and organiser

Participant and organiser Christina Fonthes talks Lisapo, Pondu and coming to Manchester for love  ( starts 37 mins in)  

Beyond the War and Ndombolo feature in the New Left Project

Beyond the War and Ndombolo feature in the New Left Project Our feature ‘Beyond the War Ndombolo’ has just been published in the New Left Project. Please do read and share with your… Continue reading

Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Sexual violence in conflict destroys lives and damages communities. The Foreign Secretary and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, will co-chair the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence… Continue reading

Tickets are now available

Tickets are now available LISAPO – The Congolese Tales For one night only – Live at Band on the Wall on Saturday 28 June, 7pm   LISAPO in Lingala means ‘tale’ and is the time to… Continue reading

Can men be feminists? In Congo, Dr Denis Mukwege urges men to respect and support women’s rights

According to a 2011 study in the American Journal of Public Health every day, 1,152 women are raped in DR Congo. However, these acts of brutal violence towards women have not been met by… Continue reading

Spotlight on Congolese Women: Gasandji Rever – The ‘African Jazzy-Soul’ Songstress

To conclude our Spotlight on Congolese Women series, we profiled Paris-based singer and songwriter Gasandji Rever.   Framed from the back, with the dazzling sun of a hazy afternoon in the French countryside as… Continue reading

Workshop Session 7 – Improvising in the CAN offices

This week there was a gas leak at Federation House, where we usually have our workshops. The workshop was thus moved to the CAN offices. Due to the short notice the organisers had to… Continue reading

Audition Time -24-03-2014

Workshop number 8 – Audition time Back in the more familiar setting of Federation House, this week participants got the chance to showcase their talents to the rest of the group at the… Continue reading

Spotlight on Congolese Women: Lisette Mibo; Model, Mother, Human Rights Campaigner

As part of International Women’s Month we are continuing to celebrate the inspirational women of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Today the spotlight is on model Lisette Mibo! Born in Kinshasa, DRC… Continue reading