Tag Archive: congo

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

Spotlight on Congolese Women: Portrait of the Young Actress, Author & Activist Rachel Mwanza

From the streets of Kinshasa to the red carpets of Paris, Quebec, Berlin and New York, the young star, Rachel Mwanza, is the modern Cinderella of DRC. She escaped the streets of Kinshasa,… Continue reading

Recognising Struggles and Celebrating achievements: Profiles of Congolese Women

March is the month for Women; from the annual Million Women Rise  march – a rally against male violence – to the street protests in Kinshasa, women all over the world unite to… Continue reading

War! Destruction! Chaos! An overview of our workshop held on 24th February

This week’s workshop (Monday 24th February) was all about building on the great musical inroads we made last week, and continuing to explore how we might represent the contrast between the happiness felt… Continue reading