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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

 

DESCRIPTION

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

2 Comments

  1. maba jocelyne

    this is very important for every body.it help to go up.think you.

    Reply
  2. maba jocelyne

    it dance is more fantatisque

    Reply

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