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Opening of the 17th Cambridge African Film Festival
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CAFF in collaboration with the Cambridge Film Festival announces the opening of the 17th Cambridge African Film Festival on Friday 26 October 

The longest running African film festival in the United Kingdom returns with a range of films that highlights the extraordinary talent emerging from Africa.

Cambridge, UK (Oct 19, 2017) – Cambridge African Film Festival and Cambridge Film Festival have joined forces once again to present the 17th Cambridge African Film Festival. The festival brings a selection of the best contemporary African films, screened mainly at the Arts Picture House and Trinity College. This year CAFF presents a total of 5 films celebrating African films from the diaspora and the continent, with Bamba Diop as our guest filmmaker for the opening filmThe Mad Man’s Truth (2017, Senegal). This is a free event which will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

CAFF is delighted to open with the Cambridge and UK premiere of the Senegalese title The Mad Man’s Truth (Bamba Diop, 2017, Senegal). The film is set in the villages of Senegal, where oral traditions can constitute an integral element in development projects, the wandering poet, Thierno Seydou Sall, introduces a new system of social communication with the goal of effecting positive change in the comportments and attitudes of rural populations.Two musicians, encouraged by the power of his pertinent and provocative poetry, help him. It is this man who we follow in his wanderings, in his travels, in his interactions with rural communities. The screening will take place on Friday 26 October at the Winstanley Lecture Hall (Trinity College Cambridge) at 6 PM. This is a free event, but online booking is strongly recommended.

Bamba Diop is a Senegalese documentary filmmaker with strong social interests and engagements. He graduated from Média-Centre Dakar (Dakar Film School) in 1999 and his first documentary was a plea for the abolition of FGM in Senegal with the Rap female activist Sister Fa. Following that, the documentary film, “The Mad Man’s Truth” engaged with Senegalese social poetry as developed by Thierno Seydou Sall since the 1980s. Diop is currently working on his first feature film on African migration to Europe. He also uses photography as an art and social approach within the framework of the group project “Regard sur la ville de Rufisque”.

The second evening, CAFF will be screening Kenyan superhero film Supa Modo (Likarion Wainaina, 2018). Likarion Wainaina’s female lead-characters take us through the anxieties of failing health, fantasies of possessing superpowers, and the thrills of filmmaking in one single story. Because of young Jo, a village is inspired to reach beyond itself, as hope emerges for Jo’s mother and sister in the make-believe world of film. Raw, and unpretentious, SUPA MODO reminds us that life is but a wisp of air, refreshing, but transient; real, yet intangible. The screening will take place at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse on Saturday 27 October at 7.15 PM. Tickets can be booked here.

Following this, CAFF will be screening South African title High Fantasy (Jenna Bass, 2017), whose first film Love the one you love (2014) was screened in CAFF 2015. Realism and fantasy walk hand in hand in the dry plains of Jenna Cato Bass’ South Africa, where four racially diverse friends set out on a fun-trip, and capture their reality on a phone-camera. Yet, it’s not quite reality when they mysteriously swap bodies with each other, and begin to see the world differently. From its cinematic choices to its narrative, there’s one thing this award-winning, exploratory film tells us: sometimes, it takes fantasy to experience reality. The screening will take place in Cambridge Arts Picturehouse on Sunday 28 October at 7 PM. Tickets can be booked here.

On Monday 29 October, CAFF will be screening Ouaga Girls (Theresa Traore Dahlberg, 2017, Burkina Faso). Following the lives of a group of girls who are learning to become auto mechanics, OUAGA GIRLS shows bravery through breaking out of traditional stereotypes. The energy, playfulness and sisterhood of the girls is captured in this observation of everyday life, with humour and often poignancy. Touching and personal moments reveal that these women are simply trying to find their place in the world by saying, ‘A woman can do any job she likes, if she decides to.’ The screening will take place at 6.45 PM in Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. Tickets can be booked here.

This will be followed on Tuesday by Kenyan film Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu, 2018). Although banned in its home country of Kenya, this love story between two teenage girls received a standing ovation at Cannes. RAFIKI is based on the short story by Ugandan author Monica Arac de Nyeko, and director Wanuri Kahiu brings the secret relationship between Kena and Ziki to life on the politically-charged streets of Nairobi. The chemistry between the two characters sparkles with tenderness in a love story which has never been told in this context before. The screening will take place at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse at 6.20 PM. Tickets can be booked here.

Finally, CAFF will be hosting an End of Festival Party, put together in partnership with Menelik Education. The party will offer a cheerful evening of film and food, fashion and live music. The film to be screened is Lisilojulikana. The Unknown(Aggie Nyagere, 2017). It tells the story of Grace, a young woman with a disability who arrives to live in a new village and causes the alarm but brings surprises for some of the villagers. Filmed in Kenya with local community actors this drama examines the fear and stigma attached to cerebral palsy and disability. In the meantime, a delicious selection of African food will be served. The screening will be followed by a fashion show by Sekemi Eshofinie, a 23-year-old graduate of Biomedical Science from Anglia Ruskin University whose passion for fashion design became an entrepreneurial opportunity since 2016. Finally, there will be a live music show by Alexia Waku, a Belgian singer of Congolese origin, born in Geneva, whose sounds mix soul, jazz, gospel, and world music will make us dance to celebrate this 17th edition of the festival. The party will take place on Thursday 1 November from 6 to 11 PM at St Andrews Street Baptist Church. Tickets can be booked here.

Cambridge African Film Festival
The Cambridge African Film Festival is the longest-running African film festival in the United Kingdom. Initiated in May 2002 by a small group of graduate students at the University of Cambridge with the aim to screen the best contemporary African films – providing a UK audience for African filmmakers, increasing knowledge and awareness of African and black culture in the country, and thereby offering an important counterbalance to the Western stereotypical view of Africa. More information about CAFF can be found on the Web at www.cambridgeafricanfilmfestival.org.uk.

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ONLINE BOOKINGS:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/caff-end-of-festival-party-tickets-51411999675

 

ABOUT THE FILM:

When young Grace arrives to live in a new village her condition causes alarm but brings surprises for some of the villagers.  Filmed in Kenya with local community actors this drama examines the fear and stigma attached to cerebral palsy and disability.

Purple Field Productions is a small UK charity that specialises in producing films to support community development in some of the poorest countries in the world. Since 2004 we’ve worked with communities in Africa & Asia to produce award-winning documentaries, dramas and educational films that have covered health, disability & welfare, agriculture & conservation.

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Film Trailer – The Unknown

LISILOJULIKANA. the unknown. (2017)
When young Grace arrives to live in a new village her condition causes alarm but brings surprises for some of the villagers.
Filmed in Kenya with local community actors this drama examines the fear and stigma attached to cerebral palsy and disability.
(70mins) Director Aggie Nyagere

 

ABOUT THE PARTY:

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Alexia Waku

Belgian singer of Congolese origin, born in Geneva (Switzerland) of a family of African diplomats, Alexia travels the world all her childhood and is strongly influenced by all styles of music and cultures of the different countries she visits.  Soul, jazz, gospel, world music and, above all, his great love: the classic naturally become his musical color.  At the age of 17, she became a soloist and chorister of many artists such as Maurane, Mylène Farmer, Kadja Nin, Adamo, Michael Bubble, Blow Monkey, Lara Fabian, Ophélie Winter, Axelle Red, Arno etc …

Alexia is not just a singer. Mom of 5 children, painter in his spare time, representative of the black woman and the woman in general, she launches her project Black Magic Woman in 2010.  Alexia was on a family visit in Cambridge and kindly accepted our invitation to come to the CAFF Festival Party. We are so delighted she will be among us on this special occasion.

Fashion show:

Ruth Cibwabwa (Bio to follow)

Sekemi Eshofinie

Is a 23-year-old graduate of Biomedical science from Anglia Ruskin University. She started to work on her passion for fashion designing, as a hobby, in 2016; it has since developed into a one-woman business (kękę designs) with the potential to expand. She considers her work eclectic and enjoys getting inspiration from a wide and rich variety of sources. Sekemi’s main aim is to bring together, fashion from different cultures and CAFF 2018 FILMS SELECTION

 

OPENING NIGHT FILM:

Dir. Bamba Diop. 2017. Senegal. French with English subtitles.

Winstanley Theatre (map) – Friday 26 October – 18.00.

FREE EVENT

THE MAD MAN’S TRUTH + Q&A with director Bamba Diop

In the villages of Senegal, where oral traditions can constitute an integral element in development projects, the wandering poet, Thierno Seydou Sall, introduces a new system of social communication with the goal of effecting positive change in the comportments and attitudes of rural populations.Two musicians, encouraged by the power of his pertinent and provocative poetry, help him. It is this man who we follow in his wanderings, in his travels, in his interactions with rural communities.

Bamba Diop is a Senegalese documentary filmmaker with strong social interests and engagements. He graduated from Média-Centre Dakar (Dakar Film School) in 1999 and his first documentary was a plea for the abolition of FGM in Senegal with the Rap female activist Sister Fa. Following that, the documentary film, “The Mad Man’s Truth” engaged with Senegalese social poetry as developed by Thierno Seydou Sall since the 1980s. Diop is currently working on his first feature film on African migration to Europe. He also uses photography as an art and social approach within the framework of the group project “Regard sur la ville de Rufisque”.

SUPA MODO

Dir. Likarion Wainaina. 2018. 74 minutes. Kenya. Swahili with English Subtitles.

Arts Picturehouse – Saturday 27 October – 19.15.

Book tickets

Likarion Wainaina’s female lead-characters take us through the anxieties of failing health, fantasies of possessing superpowers, and the thrills of filmmaking in one single story. Because of young Jo, a village is inspired to reach beyond itself, as hope emerges for Jo’s mother and sister in the make-believe world of film. Raw, and unpretentious, SUPA MODO reminds us that life is but a wisp of air, refreshing, but transient; real, yet intangible.

HIGH FANTASY

Realism and fantasy walk hand in hand in the dry plains of Jenna Cato Bass’ South Africa, where four racially diverse friends set out on a fun-trip, and capture their reality on a phone-camera. Yet, it’s not quite reality when they mysteriously swap bodies with each other, and begin to see the world differently. From its cinematic choices to its narrative, there’s one thing this award-winning, exploratory film tells us: sometimes, it takes fantasy to experience reality.

OUAGA GIRLS

Dir. Theresa Traore Dahlberg. 2017. 82 minutes. Burkina Faso. French with English Subtitles.

Arts Picturehouse – Monday 29 October – 18.45.

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Book tickets

Following the lives of a group of girls who are learning to become auto mechanics, OUAGA GIRLS shows bravery through breaking out of traditional stereotypes. The energy, playfulness and sisterhood of the girls is captured in this observation of everyday life, with humour and often poignancy. Touching and personal moments reveal that these women are simply trying to find their place in the world by saying, ‘A woman can do any job she likes, if she decides to.’

RAFIKI

Dir. Wanuri Kahiu. 2018. 82 minutes. Kenya. Swahili with English Subtitles.

Arts Picturehouse – Tuesday 30 October – 18.20.

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Although banned in its home country of Kenya, this love story between two teenage girls received a standing ovation at Cannes. RAFIKI is based on the short story by Ugandan author Monica Arac de Nyeko, and director Wanuri Kahiu brings the secret relationship between Kena and Ziki to life on the politically-charged streets of Nairobi. The chemistry between the two characters sparkles with tenderness in a love story which has never been told in this context before.

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CAFF 2017 FILMS TRAILER

 

The festival this year will be a strand of the cambridge film festival (Click for more information), with films taking place from the 21 – 25 October.

The Cambridge African Film Festival was generously supported THE cambridge film trust; the Smuts Memorial Fund, managed by the University of Cambridge in memory of Jan Christiaan Smuts;  Trinity College, University of Cambridge; and Menelik Education.

See below for more details.

To see more information on each film, click here.

21 October 2017

17.50 – Emmanuel College

KATI KATI

Director: Mbithi Masya.
Starring: Nyokabi Gethaiga, Elsaphan Njora, Paul Ogola.

When Kaleche wakes up in the middle of the wilderness, she has no idea how she got there. She makes her way to a lodge called Kati Kati – a type of purgatory, not Heaven or Hell, but somewhere in between – where souls find themselves with no explanation or reason. No one knows how the residents of this bleak and isolated location, surrounded by African bushland, can ever leave. In this gathering of lost souls, each haunted by demons from their previous life, Kaleche begins to piece together the shards of her own life and the key to leaving Kati Kati.

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22 October 2017

18.00 – Arts Picturehouse

THE WOUND INXEBA

Director: John Trengove.
Starring: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay.

Xolani and Vija are the caregivers in traditional circumcision ceremonies in South Africa – each year they guide the young initiates into manhood. Xolani is asked by a family friend to be the caregiver for his son, Kwanda, because he has been behaving strangely at home in the city. However, Xolani has a secret as to why he attends the ceremony every year: his feelings for Vija go beyond that of a boyhood friendship. When Kwanda’s sexuality comes into question, Xolani is faced with difficult choices that threaten to upset this sacred ritual of manhood.

BOOK TICKETS

23 October 2017

18.00 – Arts Picturehouse

WULU

Director: Daouda Coulibaly.
Starring: Ibrahim Koma, Inna Modja, Quim Gutiérrez.

Ladji is a bus driver, desperately working to raise himself and his sister, Aminata, who has been forced into prostitution, out of poverty. When he doesn’t get the promotion he was expecting, he decides to contact Driss, a drug dealer who owes him a favour. Ladji risks his life to carry drugs from Conakry to Bamako and quickly becomes the top trafficker in the drug underworld, giving him easy access to money, women and a life that he had never imagined possible. But the price to pay is high. Nominated for the Sutherland Award at the London Film Festival 2016.

BOOK TICKETS

24 October 2017

18.00 – Arts Picturehouse

FÉLICITÉ

Director: Alain Gomis.
Starring: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka. 

Winner of the Jury Grand Prix at Berlinale, Félicité is the story of a proud woman working as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. However, life comes crashing down when Félicité’s son has a terrible accident. She desperately tries to raise the money needed for his operation. A breathless tour through the impoverished streets and the wealthier districts of the Congolese capital ensues; a world of music and dreams. Tabu, a regular at the bar, offers to help and she reluctantly accepts. Within the confines of Félicité’s sparse apartment, the trio form an unusual community, thrown together by fate.

BOOK TICKETS

25 October 2017

18.45 – The Moving Cinema

VAYA

Director: Akin Omotoso.
Starring: Warren Masemola, Harriet Manamela, Sihle Xaba.

Three people board the train for Johannesburg – a man looking for a job, a boy seeking out his father’s body and a young woman tasked with delivering a child to her mother. They each go on their separate ways in the urban jungle, yet their paths are fated to cross in the different situations in which they find themselves. Cleverly weaving the three separate plots, Vaya is as much a celebration of the diversity of Johannesburg, as well as a beautifully gripping, deeply moving and often funny narrative about struggling for survival and dignity in the city.

BOOK TICKETS

SPECIAL CLOSING NIGHT EVENT 

Wednesday, 25 October

18.30 – Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College

FREE ENTRY

THE FACES WE LOST

  • Country: Rwanda/UK

  • Release year: 2017

  • Run time: 60 minutes

  • Genre: Documentary

Director: Piotr Cieplak.  

A documentary about how Rwandans use personal and family photographs to remember and commemorate the loved ones they lost in the 1994 genocide.

Followed by a Q&A with the director.

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PAST EVENTS:

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MENELIK EDUCATION BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016 CONTRIBUTION

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016 PROGRAMME

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17th Oct 2016 – Congolese (DRC) Judicial System Review Fact Finding Mission

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a civil law country which inherited its legal traditions from Belgium. Some rural parts of the country also still utilise customary or tribal law (mostly to deal with issues concerning marriage, divorce and property). Since its independence in 1960, the country has operated under numerous constitutions, transitional constitutions and constitutional amendments. The constitution the DRC currently operates under was voted on in December, 2005. It was approved by 84% of voters and was enacted on February 18, 2006. The history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Constitution can only be described by detailing the many years of struggle and conflict the people faced to finally have a proper Constitution put in place.

A visit was undertaken to that country in 2015 and the findings of that mission will be highlighted at this talk.  You will have the opportunity to ask question and also express an interest for any mission.

Venue: TBC

Time: 6.30pm – 7.45pm

Contact: 07827705454 or emailtheodore15@btinternet.com

18th Oct 2016 – Africa yesterday, today, and tomorrow

HE Mr Kabengele, the Organisation of African Unity last representative to the EU will give a talk about Africa and its future direction.

Africa today is experiencing the most rapid urbanisation in the world and remains a young population with 65% of her over 1.1billion population under the age of 35years. Population Reference Bureau (PRB) projects Africa’s population to more than double, rising from 1.1 billion today to 2.4 billion by 2050. Africa’s youth bulge presents both an opportunity and a challenge. Rapid population growth makes it difficult for economies to create enough jobs to lift large numbers of people out of poverty. Policy makers at national and sub-regional levels are overwhelmed by challenges of unemployment, quality and access to education and basic services like health required in tapping Africa’s demographic dividend. The implications of this challenge poses intractable threat to Africa: requiring collaborative efforts in addressing it.

Building on the themes and outcomes mentioned above, Mr Kabengele will provide a platform for those interested in Africa to interrogate critical continental and global issues of relevance to development in Africa.

Venue: TBC

Time: 6.30pm – 7.45pm

Contact: 07827705454 or emailtheodore15@btinternet.com

Cambridge African Film Festival Opening Party

20th October 2016

OLEM Community Hall Parsih Centre

Lensfield Road

Cambridge CB2 1EN

 

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CAFF OPENING PARTY

Time: 6.30pm – 11.00pm

Food served time: 7.30pm

Bar opening time: 6:30pm

Band on at:  8.00pm

Location:  OLEM Community Hall – Parish Centre, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EN

Band: AFRO-TEMA

CAFF Website: http://www.cambridgeafricanfilmfestival.org.uk/

About Afro-Tema

Afro-Tema’s unique blend of African dance music is composed by Makhou N’Diaye – a distinguished musician in Senegal and the UK. The music is a dedication of West African rhythms sliced into a World Music melting pot of afro-latin sounds, hi-life, reggae beats, popular mbalax and a twist of jazz. The melodic arrangements boast strong vocals and solid percussion, and some simply great sinewy guitar lines. Afro-Tema play from the heart of Senegal, a beat loud and clear on the World Music circuit.

MENU FOR THE DAY

PLENTY FOR VEGETARIAN & NON VEGETARIAN!

  • Marinated Chicken Breast
  • Pan-Fried Plantain
  • Red Beans and Tomato Sauce
  • Jollof Rice
  • Selection of Ethiopian food
  • Couscous & Chicken Tagine
  • Vegetarian tagine
  • Matoke

and more…..

Dessert

  • Caramelised Banana
  • Fresh mango
  • Exotic Ice Cream


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22th Oct 2016 – BME DEMENTIA AWARENESS EVENT

A growing body of evidence suggest that Some minorities are greater risk of developing dementia than the indigenous white population.  These communities may also experience a lower age of onset due to the increase of risk factors for vascular dementia, such as hypertension.  BME families may struggle in isolation with their caring responsibilities and where there is a lack of specialist care.

This presents challenges for providers of dementia services, especially where service planning and delivery processes are failing to respond to the major shifts in demographics that are occurring within BME populations.

There is also the challenge of addressing the limited awareness of mainstream services, and of dementia itself, cultural myths and taboos that prevent people asking for outside help.

We are looking at engaging with minority ethnic communities to raise awareness of Dementia.  We would like to run a two hour workshop with you with the following aims:

  1. To raise awareness of Dementia, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and how to access help
  2. To better understand how people currently manage Dementia in different communities
  3. To improve relationships and networks between Dementia services and communities

Whether you are an individual, a community based organisation or members of the communities we are seeking to reach, this event is for you.

If you need more information, please contact:

Theodore MFUNI:  Tel: 07827705454  / Email: theodore15@btinternet.com

Venue: The Meadows Community Centre,

1 St Catherines Road,

off Arbury Rd,

Cambridge,

CB4 3XJ

Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm

Please RSVP by 15th October on 07827705454 or emailtheodore15@btinternet.com

 


 UBUNTU CLUB

(The only Club in world you can’t join because you are already in)

Next Ubuntu party: End of May 2016 – More info to follow

PAST PROGRAMMES

DINE AND VIEW

Country of origin: South Africa
Year of production: 2013
Length: 90 min. 
Language: English/Zulu/Afrikaans
Genre: comedy, romance.
Director:  Henk Pretorius
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHKxbP3lSjU

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

What happens when an Afrikaans guy and a Zulu girl fall in love and have to navigate their way through the complicated process of lobola? It’s a recipe for disaster explored in ‘Fanie Fourie’s Lobola’, a contemporary romantic comedy about love and tradition in a rapidly evolving society.

Funny yet hard-hitting, the film tackles the thorny subject of cross-cultural relationships with humour and honesty. Directed by Henk Pretorius (‘Bakgat!’, ‘Bakgat! 2’), and co-written by Pretorius and Janine Eser, ‘Fanie Fourie’s Lobola’ stars talented newcomer Zethu Dlomo as Dinky and film and comedy favourite, Eduan van Jaarsveldt as the affable Fanie. The film is the first from Once Upon a Story, a script development initiative headed by veteran industry leader Paul Raleigh and Janine Eser, which aims to take great South African stories to the big screen and the world. ‘Fanie Fourie’s Lobola’ was produced by Lance Samuel and Kweku Mandela from Out of Africa Entertainment and Janine Eser.

The story begins with Fanie, a young Afrikaner who designs custom cars that resemble African animals. His brother Sarel, played with cheesy aplomb by Chris Chameleon, is a massively successful Afrikaans pop star who is about to marry the “perfect girl.” Fanie still lives with his mother in a home where time seems to have stood still. On a dare, he asks Dinky Magubane, a beautiful Zulu woman and aspiring entrepreneur, to come with him to his brother’s wedding. She agrees on the condition that Fanie pretends to be her boyfriend so that she can stop her deeply traditional father from pressurizing her into marriage.

Things go awry when Dinky and Fanie start to fall in love. What began as a hoax to annoy their families becomes a meaningful relationship. The two find themselves bound by their shared sense of humour and a desire to create a life that is different from what their parents expect of them. As they confront cultural differences, family politics, a malicious ex-boyfriend and lobola their relationship breaks down.

But try as they might to stay apart, both have been changed by their feelings for each other. Is love enough for Fanie Fourie and Dinky Magubane?

‘Fanie Fourie’s Lobola’ was inspired by the book of the same name, written by Nape à Motana.

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You can watch the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHKxbP3lSjU

Menu for the day! 
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Marinated Chicken Breast
Pan-Fried Plantain
Red Beans and Tomato Sauce
Jollof Rice
Selection of Ethiopian food
Caramelised Banana
Fresh mango
Raspberry Sauce Ice Cream

 

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PAST PROGRAMMES (2014)

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Film: FELIX

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Country: South African
Director: Roberta Durrant
Writer: Shirley Johnson
Stars: Okwethu Banisi, Andrea Dondolo, Nicholas Ellenbogen
About the film:
‘Billy Elliot with sax meets Buena Vista Social Club in Cape Town, South Africa.’ 13-Year-old Felix dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father, Zweli, of the famous Bozza Boys Band. His mother, Lindiwe, hates jazz, which she blames for Zweli’s death. Because of alcohol, he died before her youngest son was born. Felix’s world is turned upside down when he wins a scholarship to a prestigious school. Wanting to prove himself, he auditions for the school concert, but he can’t read music. Two aging ex-Bozza Boys give Felix a cash course on the saxophone and teach him about his musical roots and his father’s past. Through Felix’s determination, his mother Lindiwe is able to forgive her late husband and celebrate Felix’s musical talent.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XC2YXTxuhQ
Time:
6:00 pm door open till late
Programme consists of:
6:30 pm – Princess Africa film screening
8:00 pm – Buffet served (Selection of African food both for vegetarians and non)
8:30 pm – Live music
9:15 pm Live music 9:00 from IROKO
10:00 pm DJ spin till you drop

Bookings: 07827705454
Email: bookings@menelikpartnership.org
Entry: Screening free
BUFFET: £10 online or on the door

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/menelik-ubuntu-end-of-year-party-tickets-14603674985

Venue:  Emmanuel Reformed Church

72 Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1RR

Bookings: 01223 420 850 / 07842 177344

Email: bookings@menelikpartnership.org

 

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MARCH 2014 PARTY POSTER

Time:

7:00 pm till late

Programme consists of:

7:00 pm – Celebrating Woman Exhibition

7:30 pm – Buffet  served

– Dance class session (learn to dance Salsa, African and more)

9:00 pm Live Band

Venue:  St Philip’s Centre

185 Mill Road

Cambridge CB1 3AN

Bookings: 01223 420 850 / 07842 177344

Email: bookings@menelikpartnership.org

£10 or £12 (for international bands)

BUFFET is included but seat booking is required to avoid disappointment 

Past events:

The Cambridge Community Fashion Show provides a evening of inclusive public events and FEB 2014 PARTY POSTER 2showcases our local community, independent designers and industry pros.

Cambridge Community Fashion Show (CCFS) is an evening of fun and community events that showcases the various communities that live in the city. It promotes the diversity of our local design talent and includes local creatives in all aspects of styling, production, marketing, design, etc.

The CCFS runway show is our signature event, and we hope to be able to provide a worthy platform for all the local creative talent. We are striving to make this a unique experience, while incorporating many facets of our creative community.

Funds raised will help to support the work we do with young people with disabilities in Cambridgeshire but also in the D R Congo.

We have faith that this will be a great event and it will not only give us the foundation to continue to fund CCFS in future years, but also will give us a strong start on our long-term goal of creating the Cambridge Community Fashion Incubator storefront.

MENELIK MUSIC & ARTS

MENELIK MUSIC & ARTS

To celebrate our move to the St. Philips Centre from the late, lamented Man on the Moon, Menelik Music and Cluzion are proud to present KOKO KANYINDA and his CONGO All-STARS to top the bill at a great evening that includes the best in live music and good food plus an early evening percussion workshop.

Bringing soukous right up to date, The Congo Allstars create an irresistable mix of funky rumba beats and cutting-edge dub reggae. With leader and master percussionist Koko Kanyinda directing the band, expect a sizzling show that confirms why Congolese soukous is the most passionate dance music in the world. Originating in the Congo, but incorporating influences from Cuba, Haiti and South America, soukous literally means ‘to shake’, so if you like your music loud and lively this one is for you.
Find out more about KOKO at www.kokokanyinda.com

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