Past activities

VISIT THE BOTANICAL GARDEN & MATONGÉ

http://www.plantentuinmeise.be/PUBLIC/GENERAL/GENERALNL/arrangementsnl.php Especially for groups we worked out a day program with the National Botanical Garden of Belgium. Day schedule: 09h45…

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AFRICAN DANCE

TAMTAM – RUMBA – ZUMBA The Brussels based choreographer and dancer ANICHE BUANDA NSIMBA invites you for a discovery journey…

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MATONGÉ GUIDED TOURS

Discover the Matongé neighborhood with one of our guides. Discover and listen to their story and vision of the neighborhood….

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EXPO Lisette Muntslag ~ Searching For Freedom

A selection of the work of Lisette Muntslag, painting artist with roots in Brussels and Suriname. 
Welcome on friday november 23th for the opening of this extraordinary exposition. 

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EXPO: Taaw ~ Trouvons La Balance

Welcome on friday october 26th for the opening of this extraordinary exposition from Senegalese painting artist Ngagne Maleine Sénee, with Senegalese live music and free African food 

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FALA: FORUM AFRICAN LITERATURE

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/620501041679881/

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Concert – Special Reggea XL

Every thirst friday of the month, we are proud to present you de ‘”Special Reggea XL”-concerts. We invite an african…

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Tasting of African & Flemish wines

On Wednesday 3 October 2018 we have the honor to welcome the renowned wine and whiskey expert Karel Cousy in our Flemish-African House. Especially for us, Karel selected a sophisticated selection of top wines, with which he made the bridge from our very own little Belgium to the colorful wine hills of Southern Africa.

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SOIRÉÉ RUMBA SOUKOUS

A TROPICAL DANCE EXPERIENCE WITH LIVE MUSIC – KINSHASA SOUND with ZICOMAN & BAND

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Lecture: The train stops again in Dilolo-Gare

A lecture by RAF CUSTERS De CFB, de legendarische Benguela-spoorlijn, werkt weer. Destijds reed de trein van de mijnen van…

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EXPO: BLACK PANTHERS LIVES MATTER

The Black Panther Party (BPP), originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, was a political organization founded by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in October 1966.[1][2] The party…

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FESTIVAL MAÏSHA

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS! Kuumba – the place that never sleeps – stays open tuesday -saturday   from 2 pm until ……

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FIFA WORLDCUP RUSSIA

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DANCING IN THE PARC

MUSIC DANCE FOOD KIDS ANIMATION ♪♪ met o.a. Allez Chantez en DJ20cent ♪♪ ▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▂▃▄▅▆▇▉▇▆▅▄▃▂▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁ ☞ PROGRAMMA ☜ 17u Kinderanimatie –…

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ELONGO: EXPO & PARTY

Elongo is a project around artistic education and cultural participation in Kinshasa, made visible in Brussels by this event. At…

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SPECIAL REGGAE XL

Special reggae XL GIANT TREE ( live from Sénégal ) BOBO DI  FYAH and King Salomon ( Sound system from Gambia )…

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MARKET OF HANDICRAFT FROM MALI

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THEATRE – LES FOUS D’ARTS – SHOWCASE

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LET’S CELEBRATE THE MOTHERS

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EXPO: ASYLUM AND MIGRATIONS – FACE AND REALITIES 

LEAVING, BEING FORCED TO LEAVE ASYLUM AND MIGRATIONS. FACE AND REALITIES Leaving. Being forced to leave… Rarely a choice. In…

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MADE IN BRUXSEL

EN/ The travelling festival « Made in Bruxsel » migrations that create the city, gathers researchers, civil society actors, artists and inhabitants of Brussels from January…

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HOSPITALITY FESTIVAL

 

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ATELIERS ZINNEKE PARADE

  You want to participate @ the 9th edition of the most colorful ZINNEKE PARADE? Feel free and join the…

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EXPO: ODETTE MESSAGER

https://www.facebook.com/odette.messager

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CHARITY EVENT

This event with a lot of performances and African food is in favour of twins in Africa who are having…

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Muncipal Elections: infomoment

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

ALL THE MUSIC FROM AFRO QUEENS! from 5 PM: Movie & debate Concert African food

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CD-release: Orchestre Toubab

Release of their second album! Get some apatite: https://orchestretoubab.com/nouveau-cd/ Find them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrchestreToubab/

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Book presentation: Trenches in Africa 14-18

Bookpresentation with reception & concert!

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EXPO Baminla Timothée LAMBONY.(Togo)

Feel free en en join the opening of this expositio with free drinkd, fingerfood and meet & greet with the…

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World Day of African Culture

PROGRAM: de 14H. à 23H.: stand de vente d’articles africains/ Afrikaanse standenmarkt de 14H. à 15H.: atelier de peinture /schilderworkshop…

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KUUMBA GOES CONGO

A unique experience whereby we work as far as possible together with local families. The contact with the local people…

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New year’s concert: WILLY BULA & GROUP

NEW YEAR’ S PARTY in Kuumba Nice afterparty @ kuumba on the first of january. With WILLY BULA & BAND…

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KUUMBA ACOUSTIC CLUB

Every Friday we change kuumba in a acoustic club. Enjoy and discover every week new sounds from Africa. There is…

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New Year’s concert

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEWYEAR TO EVERYONE!  from Kuumba  

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How to invest in the Congolese economy

Le 18 décembre 2017 la Maison Flamande-Africaine Kuumba accueille le professeur Claude Sumata pour une conférence sur l’économie congolaise. Cette…

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Bookpresentation: ‘When we talk about colonisation’

Wanneer we spreken over kolonisatie, is een bundeling essays van Donatien DIBWE dia Mwembu, Sindani KIANGU, Pamphile MABIALA MANTUBA-NGOMA, Jean-Marie MUTAMBA MAKOMBO en…

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I’Am not your negro! dinner, docu & debat

Een maaltijd uit de wereldkeuken, een geëngageerde documentaire en een nabespreking met een academicus of iemand uit het veld. Vanaf…

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EXPO KONGO

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ART WITHOUT BORDERS

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Cultural Evening: BENIN

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EXPO ROHSELHYN d’OREYE

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OPEN MIC! SLAM OUR WORLD

OPEN MIC! Slam etcetera Bericht aan alle slammers, rappers, zangers, dichters, familie, vrienden en toeristen… ^°^ Avis aux slameurs, rappeurs,…

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PHOTO EXPOSITION MATONGÉ: HILDE DE WINDT

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EXPO: KONGO MWANA NA NGAI

Eight years after his first exposition we are happy to welcome again the artist/painter DADDY MUSESA (rdc). Although he’s based…

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Café Congé: Matongé – Europe

NL Een bruisende party met Afrikaanse vibes in de tuin van GC Elzenhof. FR Une fête pétillante dans le jardin…

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FESTIVAL AFRO MANDINGUE

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CONCERT: TAKEIFA (Senegal)

Verry exclusif concert + afterparty with DJ’S https://www.youtube.com/user/takeifa154

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YOGA SESSION

“Free holistic health tongue and pulse assessment – Join John Janeski from North Carolina for a tongue and pulse assessment…

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EXPO BOTALATALA – SECRETARY OF RUBBISH

AVANT-PREMIERE +VERNISSAGE + DRINK Master BOTALATALA call’s himself the secretary of rubbish. Because he only uses recuperation materials for his…

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EXPO: KEVIN MICHEL

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EXPO: BEYOND THE HORIZON (paintings)

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showcase: PRINCES MANSIA MBILA

On dit quoi ! voici un autre petit extrait de SOUS LE SOLEIL Y'A SOLUTION pour ce 25 mars à…

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Where do you go MATONGÉ?

Full programm: www.mrax.be

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VERNISSAGE EXPO: FREDERIC MUTOMBO

Concernant/ Over FREDERIC MUTOMBO Frédéric , dès son plus jeune âge , malgré ses difficultés….a toujours montré beaucoup d’intérêt pour…

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SENEGAL EVENING: CONCERT & DINNER

CONCERT: ABOU SY TRIO (Music from the north of Senegal and Mali) ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1lXryVZaGs COUSCOUS ROYAL by ANGELIQUE DIENE

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AFRICACUP OF NATIONS 2017

We show all the matches on a big screen – live! http://en.africatopsports.com/ http://www.linternaute.com/sport/foot/1333637-can-2017-date-poules-calendrier-toutes-les-infos-sur-la-coupe-d-afrique-des-nations http://fr.cafonline.com/  

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SPOTS ON MAURITANIA

Mauritania is a amazing and mystick country. All the surface is coverde with Sahara sand. Sometimes you can not believe…

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Weekend of African Culture

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CONGOLISATION

Initié par l’artiste Pitcho Womba Konga, Congolisation est le festival multiculturel des diasporas africaines, ayant pour objectif de mettre en…

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EXPO: Bram Borloo – MOKILI EBENDE

MOKILI EBENDE, between cruelty and love.  Artist Bram Borloo has made a series of oilpaintings, named ‘memoires coloniales’, about our…

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CONGO ART WORKS

POPULAR PAINTING Just like music and dance, popular painting is inextricably linked to daily life; and this is also the…

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Are you searching for a nice place to do volunteer work? Are you a social person who has a passion…

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FESTIVAL DE TRESSES

Booking in advance: €20 At the entrance: €25

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EXPO: Marie-Geneviéve Morin (Haïti)

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CD-PRESENTATION: BRIMA DONDON

Brima Dondon & The Melting Band proudly present their new album OBJECTIF, here in Kuumba! Jupiter Diop, Cool Ismo, Oumar…

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Reading hours of Swahili, Lingala, Dutch & Spanish

  In cooperation with the library Sans Souci, we organise reaidng hours for children. From 11 a.m. there’s a reading…

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CULTURAL EVENING:GUINEA

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LANGUAGE COURSES: Dutch, Swahili & Lingala

A) SWAHILI * REGISTRATION & INFO SESSION: 7th of september 2016 17:30 – 20:30 * BEGINNERS: Wednesdas 18:30 – 21:00- START …

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Big opening event Kuumba 2.0!

EXPO – DANCE – CONCERT – DJ Flemish minister SVEN GATZ (Culture, Media, Youth & Brussels) will be present!  

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WORKSHOPS SINGING

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EURO 2016

Matches of the Belgian team on big screen! http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/

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ACRYLIC MELODY EXHIBITION

Music Crossroads cordially invites you to the 2nd Edition Acrylic Melody Exhibition (AME) Opening night at Kuumba, The Flemish African…

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EXPO: LUMUMBA LIBRARY

LUMUMBA ARTWORK – MASKS – BOOKS – CONCERT – … Philip Buyck, activist vooral bekend als drijvende kracht achter de…

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KABA-BAKA-KABA workshops 4 children

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EXPO KIVU: BETWEEN VIOLENCE & HOPE

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Sans Souci BOEKENBAZART

De Sans Souci Boekenbaz’art, die dit jaar aan zijn 6de editie toe is, is veel meer dan een tweedehandsboekenmarkt. Dit…

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LECTURE: HOPE FOR BURUNDI

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RIP ALAIN MPETSI

RIP ALAIN MPETSI ILOO      °25-09-1971    + 28.04.2016 Lid raad van bestuur  Kuumba Membre du Conseil d’administration  Kuumba…

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CONCERT: CHASSOL / KONONO N°1

CHASSOL – HAPPY JAZZ ELECTRONICS Pianist, composer, arranger and musical director for the likes of Phoenix and Sebastien Tellier, the…

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Miss West Africa Belgium

https://www.facebook.com/MissWestAfricaBelgiqueBelgie/

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CONCERT: MBONGWANA STAR

In ’13, the seven-member Mbongwana (literally translated: ‘change’) Star arose from the ashes of Congo’s Staf Benda Bilili. Their very…

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A NEW VENUE FOR KUUMBA!

  It took a while but the waiting is now over, we have a new location on the Chaussee de…

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEWYEAR TO EVERYONE!  from Kuumba    

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CRISTMAS GOSPEL

Feel like closing the year with a chritsmas drink ans ans a spectacular Gospelconcert? Feel welcome at the cultural centre…

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TALATALA: COMICS FROM THE CONGO

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COUP FATAL

In Coup Fatal the Congolese countertenor Serge Kakudji and 12 musicians from Kinshasa engage with the baroque repertoire. A new…

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WRITERS OF THE CONGO RIVER

KOLI JEAN BOFANE, ALAIN MABANCKOU & FISTON MWANZA MUJILA Three major contemporary authors from both sides of the Congo River…

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CD release SAHRA HALGAN (Somaliland)

CD and DVD release ’Faransiskiyo Somaliland’ Singer Sahra Halgan’s music reflects her story as a refugee from Somaliland, a self-declared…

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African Film Festival

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

To all our friends and fans, hapy holidays! Enjoy your destinations far away, our at home. Kuumba will be closesd…

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TOUR DE FRANCE LIVE

Come to Kuumba to follow the adventures of the first African Cycling Team ( http://www.teammtnqhubeka.com/) in the Tour de France. Everyday…

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TOUGEUL: ELDORADO EUROPE

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EXPO: KHALIFA FAYE & MOUHAMADOU SAFAHIYOU

Paintings & pictures this exposition is part of the ‘TOUGEUL: ELDORADO EUROPE’ festival more info: https://www.facebook.com/baobards  

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NZELA YA MAÏSHA

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CAFÉ CONGÉ

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REAL ROCKERS SESSION (concert)

     

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CULTURES UNITED FESTIVAL

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BETA MBONDA – ‘hit the tamtam – not your wife’

LECTURE & DEMOSTRATION ABOUT TRADITIONAL CONGOLESE MUSIC Une présentation par musiciens et luthiers congolais (membres de l’ensemble de percussionnistes Beta…

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BASS CULTURE #6: Soundsystemday – 54 KOLAKTIV & Conscious Be

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BASS CULTURE #5: Concert Ras Jo & The Hold Dub

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BASS CULTURE #4: Projection ‘Dub Echoes’

DUB ECHOES – 75 min. A documentary about the birth of Dub Music in Jamaica and how it became an…

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Lecture: Human rights activists in Burundi

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BASS CULTURE #3: Projectie ‘Rockers’ + concert Fouta Flow

Rockers: A movie from 1978 which reflects the subculture linked to the music genre Rocksteady and the social situation in Kingston…

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NOITE BRASILEIRA

|| WHEN HIPHOP MEETS AFRO-BEAT || The core of Mocambo: rapper ‘Le Tagarel’ and producer ‘Tartaruga’. Thanks to their love…

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BASS CULTURE #2: Projectie Marley + Concert Jupiter

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BASS CULTURE #1: expo + concert One Cell Foundation

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EXPO Ly Saidou

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EXPO SAPIN MAKENGELE aka SAPIN’ART

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Bal Masqué

  On the 18th of April   l 2015 BAWASA ASBL present the second edition of Bal Masqué to help…

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WE NEED YOU

Hey you Ready for a new adventure? Would you like to join our team? You’re welcome to meet us soon…

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INSECT DEGUSTATION

Jean-Luc Vermaut founder of BeFood will come to Kuumba for a demonstration en degustation with insects. More Information: www.facebook.com/atmosphere.befood …..

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Expo BATIK Lampfall

Biography Lampfall Lampfall (37), born in Bukavu (rd Congo), has been living in Brussels for 9 years now and has…

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PROJECTION: ‘Les fantômes de Lovanium’ – Documentary by Ccil Michel

  In the shade of some trees at the campus of the University of Kinshasa – UniKin, formerly known as…

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Miss Africa-Belgium: Casting

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International Women’s day

Let’s celebrate International Women’s day, the 8th of March! Join the conferences about: The role of women in sustainable development….

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EXPO: BERS GRANDSINGE

LE VISIONNAIRE   Jean-PierreBers was born in Ipamu, Congo RDC. An artist with a lot of talent and experience. In February, he…

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KING ALPHA & QUEEN OMEGA

KING ALPHA & QUEEN OMEGA ”PRESENTS” AFRICAN TEACHER AKA REGGAE FOUNDATION FEAT SELECIA CHEEKS.

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AFROPEAN+

Cinema, readings, debates, creative market, African food, kids animations, exhibitions. Afropean+ highlights the added value of the African diaspora in the…

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EXPOSITION: SCULPTURES FROM COCO VEWENDA

Coco Vewenda is an artist from the Netherlands of Congolese origin. He lives and works as social worker and artist…

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AFRICA LIVE

check out the website: http://www.muziekpublique.be/news/concerts-39/?lang=en

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SENEGAMBIA PARTY

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IN MEMORIAM AFRICAN SOLDIERS 1914-1918

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KIVU COFFEE CARAVAN

kUUMBA WELCOMES OXFAM WORLDSTORE! Program: – 16:00 coffee degustaion – 17:30 Music & poetry slam in Swahili with Faustin Muliri,…

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PROMOTORS 4 AFRICA

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EXPO: CRISIS IN CONGO: REWIND-BLOW UP

Activist en congokenner Filip Belly bezit een prachtige collectie boeken rond de Congolese en panafrikaanse thema’s. Vandaag wil hij hiermee…

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CAFÉ CONGÉ CONGO

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MAISHA FESTIVAL

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WORLDCUP BRASIL 2014

Projection of all the matches on a big screen – specials when the Belgian team or african teams are playing!…

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CONCERT WERE + AFTERPARTY

This band with young talent from ZIMBABWE won the IMAGINE 2013 MUSIC FESTIVAL. On satuyrday the 14th of june they…

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BATIK EXPOSITION

Batik is special way to create nice motifs on tissues. We show work of RASTA JO TAYLOR (Senegal) – there…

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FILM: N’DOKI, SPARROWS OF THE STREET

A DOCUMENTARY BY JUSTINE FRANCOIS – about the children from ‘Kinshasa Kids’ EN – N’doki, sparrows of the streets, leads…

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MISS WEST AFRICA BELGIUM FINAL

https://www.facebook.com/MissWestAfricaBelgiqueBelgie?fref=ts

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BOB MARLEY DAY

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THEATRE: MY NORTH

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PHOTO EXPOSITION: ‘THE KAHAMBA AFFAIRE’

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KONGO FESTIVAL

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

DIVA NIGHT WITH FREE CONCERTS FROM MISS NOËLLA NDAYA & JOVITA LUKAU

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TRIBUTE TO TABU LEY

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Tree by devil

Happy holidays for everyone!!! Kuumba invites you to party together. Come and discover the secret behind the ‘Tree by devil’!…

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Luciano & Cocoa Tea

Petrol Reggaevibes Présents: ROOTSMANSTYLE Strictly Roots Reggae DOUBLE HEADLINER!!     Luciano (Jam, live) Cocoa Tea (Jam, live) Roots Rock Reggae…

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Festival Koepé Dekalé

☃-WINTERFESTIVAL-☃ KUUMBA presents, in cooperation with the city Sint-Joost: ✄KOEPÉ DEKALÉ✄ LINE-UP♬♪♬♪ 15:30 – 16:00 – Wills Tengaishy; 16:30 –…

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RIP Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18th of July and was a South…

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Presentation New Videoclip Jovita Lukau

On the 6th of December Jovita Lukau presents you her newest videoclip in Kuumba. Jovita Lukau (Lion Dream Records) is…

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GALA EVENING 4 PURE WATER IN AFRICA

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DOG WITHOUT A TAIL: PLAY 4 CHILDREN

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DOCUMENTARY: MAMA AFRICA-MIRIAM MAKEBA

‘I don’t talk politics – I tell the truth’ “Mama Africa” is a documentary about the recently deceased South African…

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EXPO: PAINTINGS FROM RD CONGO

The Antwerp organisation ARAP has an enormous collection of popular paintings from the Congo. Especially for this exposition they will…

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PINCESSE MANSIA M’BILA: INTIMATE SHOWCASE

After a career of more than 30 years on stage all over the world we are very proud to present…

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EVENING 4 CHARITY

Special evening in favor for education project in Senegal: Senegalese dishes, live music & dance

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AFRICAN COOKING COURSE

Discover the taste and flavour of the black continent. It’s master chef Pito who will introduce us to all his…

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SCHOTLAND – BELGIUM

On our way to Brasil we face Schotland this friday. We will project this crucial game an big screen.

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CHEIK FITA: one-man-show ‘LISANGA’

Journalist, blogger and stand-up-comedian CHEIK FITA is on tour with his new show ‘Lisanga’. AFFICHE_LISANGA_KUUMBA BILINGUE http://www.cheikfitanews.net/

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Boatexcursion on the Congoriver in Belgium

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African womens day

For more information touch the image below: http://www.femmesafricaines.org/

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MAÏSHA FESTIVAL

more info: http://festivalmaisha.be/

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EXPO MATONGÉ – EUROPA

Exposition following the Matonge-Europe festival We confront an established European – JOHAN VAN DE WALLE ( 1955 – Belgian Congo)…

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FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE

CONCERT @ KUUMBA WITH ROJAH LAO AND DANIEL DZIDZONOU(TOGO) IN AFRO-JAZ,REGGAE,BLUES FUSION http://www.fetedelamusique.be/

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FREE CONCERT WILLY BULA & GROUP

Come and have fun as you listen to the nice melody of RUMBA & SOUKOUS

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MATONGÉ – EUROPE FESTIVAL

The European Quarter and the Matonge neighbourhood are neighbouring area, but seem like two separate worlds. This festival explores the…

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OPENING PARADE FESTIVAL MATONGÈ-EUROPE

The Festival Matonge-Europe kicks off June 5 with the ‘Frites Sauce Manioc’ parade, a colourful, jovial, noisy and mixed parade!…

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EXPO LEKKI PINAL FULBE (PEULH)

You can still visit the expo untill the 31th of may 2013

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SENEGALESE EVENING WITH SAMBA DJANGO

Special evening organised by DJIBRIL NIANG with concert SAMBA DJANGO and special senegalese dishes 15 euro/PP to make reservations contact:…

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JAMSESSION EUROPE-MATONGE

Jamsession for artists who will be taking part at the upcoming Europe-Matonge Festival. so the general public is free to…

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CONCERT INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY

FREE CONCERT! 11/05 21:30 11 MEI = ‘INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY’ KUUMBA CELEBRATES THIS WITH FREE LIVE MUSIC BY: “LES NOUVEAUX…

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FESTIVAL BYBY CONGO

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MISS CONGO-BELGIUM

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EXPO ‘ALBINISM – ANOTHER VIEW

Exposition with photo’s from Bobette Ngiedi Lelo and the projection of the documentary ‘White & Black – Crimes of color’…

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EXPO ALBINISM ANOTHER LOOK

Portraits of Bobette Ngiedi Lelo and projection of the documentary ‘White & Black – Crimes of Color ‘ In association…

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BOXING GALA

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CONCERT CHRISTINE SALEM & PRINCESSE MANSIA M`BILA

>> Princesse Mansia M’Bila (RDCongo) La musicienne, chanteuse et conteuse Princesse Mansia M’Bila dans un programme solo au balafon. Un…

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EXPO BARLY BARUTI

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MISS WEST AFRICA

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Party

Kuumba begroet 2012 met een gevarieerde avond vol muziek, drank en hapjes.  Vanaf 21u laten Didier Anaconda en Freddy Ka…

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EXPOSITION BENIN (paintings)

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