MALAKI MA KONGO, an International Festival
The Marabout Théâtre du Zaire Unesco center won the MALAKI MA KONGO festival Golden Palm.
Organized from august 10th to the 15th 1993 (under state of emergency funds) the festival should have received groups from Guadeloupe, Rwanda, Zaire and of course from Congo Brazzaville.
They reminded Malaki its duty in these terms:
Malaki is entering in comunion with our ancester, no one can prevent us from doing so, especially those who call themselves city administrators.
The festival knew the participation of five congolese groups (Kongo Dia Ntotela, Ballet Monana, Tambours de Brazza, an indipendent group from Mbama) and the Marabout Théâtre from Zaire. This last one, used to what they called “The nowhere theatre”, donated us all their shows on a stage-like podium made by garbage e car wrecks piled up in that time of recent ongo democracy stammerings.
The show was very alive in a city become a cemetary. This master stroke was worth the Grand Prix Special Malaki ma Kongo to Nzey group and it included a microcalculator and a pile of african literature and theatre books.
At the beginning of this festival, the Pool Malebo theatre group was created. This zairo-congolese troupe had as special mission that of concretizing Lumumba’s and Franklin Bukaka’s prophecies, which costed these last ones their lives. Such prophecy is about the unification of the two Congoes and the transformation of the Congo river into a boulevard and not a fronteer. The first Pool Malebo production was entitled: “Brazza Kinshasa Via Paris”, a Nzey and Masengo co-writing.