Berck sur Mer – festival Malaki ma Kongo – may 22-23-24th 2008
School Championship of djembe ngoma
The School Championship of djembe ngoma of Berck is a pedagogic experience unique in the world. The championship allows the student, during five consecutives school years, to get a collective, sensorial and sensitive education through an initiatic way for which each year ends up with happiness and joy.
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This educational experience is within the protocol of an educational program that will soon be very lucrative adoption by the region through education of the senses and emotional rehabilitation to prevention of delinquency. The meeting school drum is one of the highlights of festival Malaki ma Kongo. In May 2008, the event was highly publicized by radio to the M6 and Virgil radio but also by newspapers and the Internet. With the weather out any control over the logistics of a meeting of school drum. The early trial and error are scarce, it requires a special frame and decorate a result. In the morning the first day of the championship, when children come into the room with their teachers, their senses will be amazed at the sight of warm colors and color of the sun which they operate.
The exhibition is enriched by a table decorating made fabric and paper made paid by the students of Jean Rostand, very involved in school education through the arts in school. An artist now estimated berckois also exhibits his paintings in soft colors and bright images next Malaki and the essential and magnificent exhibition of Mr. Beauvois. (…)
But the event is the 2007 Tricontinental the opening of the combination of Malaki ma Kongo Guyana in April 2007, and also images of responsible tourism in Italy directed by Malaki development center in summer 2007 in Pointe Noire, display collections of clothing created in the center. It y ‘suits made by mothers and daughters also images of beautiful women’s handbags and dolls with cloth on the heads of well-woven mats of hair! The images of the training center flooded by torrential rains, water damage and displacement of the training center to another temporary site where the girls work in the shade of mango trees as many additional difficulties experienced in the center of late.
Malaki also benefits as part of the decennial De Kimpe Mvita to mount the images from that which is seen as the Joan of Arc of Kongo and those of women in nine breasts expensive in the eyes of Africans. Emphasis is also placed on images of Karate Do, in honor of patients Calvé practicing karate with Mr. Gérardy the chair and whose absence is late in the festival. A large wooden mask and a wonderful kebekebe accompany the festival. The kebekebe mask is made of woven raffia that has called Nzonzolo Mbondjo ancestry. More than 500 students marched to the third edition of the school meetings Drum here in the order of:
*The school Jean Rostand
Verton * School 3 students with Camille their mascot.
* The school Jacques Prévert: 8 students
* The school Jacques Brel
* Sir Paris with the Notre Dame College: 50 students and their mascot Alexander
* Isabelle with 15 students of the EMI Abbeville
* Groffliers School: 80 students.
It is with love and joy that Malaki honors the presence of the children who flock en masse at the Kursaal at 9:30. Their eyes sparkle at the sight of ten or djembe ngoma placed on the platform for them. They discover the host teacher and the jury.
First initiation theoretical training includes the summary presentation of the instrument, its origins, its manufacture and maintenance. End of the session, they must remember that this is an instrument like no other. Same part of the championship must remind them that under African Skies drum is sacred as the drum affects the health and well being, while reminding everyone to stay alert to environmental problems due to the adverse effects notament to massive deforestation. Because it is very early on that the child must be a craftsman of life and not just a consumer not notified and a destructive potential of the beauty of our beloved planet. The djembe is made of a sound box is a hollow tree trunk covered with dried animal skin. Students learn at the same time time, the goat skin dried by the Tuareg and described by Mr. Beauvois. This skin is the striking surface which is characterized by three zones including bass, treble and slammed. The practice begins with the senses. They go in groups of ten hang five to ten minutes. They touch the playing surface, just slightly before stroking the sounds of vibration, are minted at the beginning and then broken down and then timed rhythm. The end of the passage must reproduce a pleasant rhythm. A jury is present in the room. The end of the experiment found a child elated and surprised himself to have succeeded a melody. Then the group is directed towards Mr. Beauvois that answers their questions by completing the pedagogical theory of the day at the festival.
When all groups have passed, each student receives a small map of presence at the festival in 2008, a small lot at the same time a cup is offered to each school. These are cuts given by the mayor, the regional council, the county council and the council. Then comes the third phase is singing or storytelling teacher. Before singing a reminder is for the purpose of this day of exchange and solidarity between peoples. The day is reserved within two days of djembe for humanitarian in Africa. “Another Africa is possible as another world is possible! “Says Masengo ma Mbongolo. The exhibition displays the different activities carried out by women in the Congo at the same time justify the purpose of the early involvement of youth in relation to humanitarian. To close and engage the whole congregation, the singing is accompanied by a panel consisting of teachers and their accompanying parents. The passage of this group composed specifically as a means of relaxation, excitement and fun for students giggle deal with these adults in their lives faced with difficulties related to learning the drum. Finally all the room broke out with the anthem of my drum Malaki ma Kongo which is sung by two groups. The group sings the djembe left as the right-hand drive sings the ngoma. This is also without any distinctions as the meeting including teachers and parents make themselves heart with joy. – Djembe! Response to left: djembe – Djembe! Response to right: Ngoma – With the djembe, unite us (left) – With the ngoma, make peace (right) – With the djembe, we wake up (left) – With the ngoma: humanize the heart (right ) Oh oh lala! Go djembe Oh oh lala! Go ngoma Djembe! Djembe Djembe! Ngoma – On Malaki ma Kongo – drum Paris – Drum of Kongo mnemonic gestures are immediately understood by all and they are reproducing the gestures of the singer teacher: for example they unite us to do a big circle in the air. To make peace, they make the move to delay athletes. For, we wake up, they lower the lower eyelid. And humanize the heart they put their hands on the heart. Some children come in front of their colleagues and all those who have trouble singing are caught by the microphone and so in total symbiosis everyone structure is built and finished in style participating in the festival where everyone turns into a day malakie .
As last year the candidates ultimately swell join the workforce. These were the students of a college in the Groin Bohain led by Frédéric Louttit. Students of the EMI Grand Lavier to bAbbeville candidates were surprised by the 2008 championship, having reached their new late. With an indulgent jury, and the intervention of a friendly journalist, they could play and have fun. Isabelle Balesdent their manager was pleased given that Malaki had once again achieved the dream of a group of children bitten Ngoma of the Somme.
Dinner – Concert of Ngoma – Djembe
Saturday morning women jostling at the Kursaal, with only a man friend cook Saturday afternoon: The artists are already on the Seine to liven the room who get all those who visit the exposision dance mask. The exhibition has two piece, the theme of the room of Mr. Beauvois A Tuareg and the image of the activities of Associtation Malaki ma Kongo worldwide. There are two strong moments in the show: The life of the Tuareg tent on a red carpet black and white that attracts the attention of all connoisseurs and least discovered the plot of the sugar loaf placed on a tray with tea and a tiny carafe. The work of Congolese women (clothes and dolls for decoration) Animation commance with the group from Paris with Loubello georgy and Roro Ntuta and Achile Yimbi malaki with dancers, a surprise reserved for regulars at the festival.
The arrival in the afternoon Mrs. Bouanga-Kalou, cultural advisor to the ambassador of Congo in France is the pressure and everything rushes. The meeting between the two authorities and Congolese berckoises begins at the Museum of Berck invitation of the mayor of the city of Berck to Kursal finished around the concert of our festival meals. Under a fine rain, the entire office malaki rushes into the diplomatic car to escort the Congolese authorities in the museum which has organized a circumstantial protocol that ensures a guided tour of the opening of a painter. The head of the museum is excited about our arrival. Happens when the mayor and his deputies the museum is filled with visitors and is a crowd around the two authorities. Mr. Krajewski, Mayor wonderful and very prompt thank the Congolese authorities on behalf of all berckois while presenting a gift to our city. At the same time. It also benefits to greet and encourage the efforts of the organizing association malaki very famous school meetings Djembe. A third edition of an annual festival at the school championship in 2008 kursaal beginning to be talked about. He has enjoyed great success in the region and the honor of all now!
LUNCH CONCERT DJEMBE-NGOMA
Night falls quickly with the first guests who arrive with their Fundu to Malaki. A queue quickly improvised a table so that everyone in the Fundu odre arrival is the admission to the Malaki. Tables eighteen guests arranged face to face ahead. They are through to the podium and three rows of chairs for those who come for the concert alone are filled slowly. These are the dancers who open the evening Malaki accompanied by the rhythm of a drum in the center of Africa played by the group Rogeoach (Rodrique Ntunta, Georgy Loubello Yimbi and Achilles). A total surprise public Malaki, for the first time his new creation: the dancers and dancers from the school of traditional dance festival. Since the launch of the first in 2003 in Berck Malaki Roro had not accompanied the dancers of the group Zangul of Paris with the group of Baobab Ghighi Ndulu Mbemba and Kassa Kassa. Very renovator in 2008 is the idea of themed dance! The theme Mbondjo is reserved for the main dance of the evening. The dress is made of raffia (lembe lembe) in natural colors, red and green. The dance after the song “Bakeyi bokila Zonga eh, eh Mandako mayilezi ye ye! “Angela Bonuwa head of his company is pleased with the outcome. A message that asks all cultural exiles quickly return to their ancestral culture at a time when the pediment and the courtyard of the world burn! The dance is followed by delivery of the tiny school of djembe ngoma Verton “Saltinbanque.” Their eyes sparkle and each is supported by the view of parents in the audience. They are not afraid. Camille at the head of his small group and one of the boys exchanged a few solo, which are encouraged by their teacher Thomas to prepare them to achieve in the future improvisations. All had taken part in the championship school djembe. The meal follows a short. It has beautiful pictures as the official table is almost full. The mayor, the deputy director and Mr. Knight Madam Calve surrounding cultural advisor of the Congo. It defends the colors of Africa and particularly that of the Kongo that is to say those two namely Congo Brazzaville and Congo Kinshasa.
The patients of Calvé played, they were applauded and among them are our patients still hospitalized and even former patients who have recovered only in the workshop to the festival all start to adopt it as a means of rehabilitation. The speech of Dr. ngoual Mbongolo-rehabilitation specialist and president of the association Malaki ma Kongo France is simple and illuminating. She first thanked the guests for making this meeting would not present its beauty, and also the authorities for taking the time to invest in the festival with their presence. And before leaving the floor to responsible hospital she made a brief presentation of the effects of djembe ngoma on welfare. She invites the public to afford the little work and presentation titled “The Way of the Drum”. This is put in the hands of patients a drum as part of activities but also sociorééducation motor rehabilitation, emotional and psychological. It also specifies that in order to deepen the scientific research on the therapeutic virtues of the drum still hidden that all players are active here. Indeed the aim of making them available to a wider audience for the well being of humanity. Like every year, Malaki offers all these patients a free meal a way to strengthen their approach to rehabilitation. Mr. Knight’s speech following the passage of patients from the foundation Hopale. It specifies the therapeutic benefit to patients of dejmbengoma notament of Calvi or Nicolas Thuillier anime drum workshop. He deplores the lack of patients in the karate studio run by Mr. David Do Gérardy a team leader Calvé physiotherapist whose images were on show. Many patients practiced karate in the chair, they appreciate the gentle exercise with gentle stretches that suggest that other activity socioréeducation encouraged by Ms. Bailey Annick responsible physiotherapist calve and supported by several doctors of Calvi. The floor was then given to the Mayor Mr. Jean Marie Krajewski visibly happy. He thanked the efforts of the association Malaki ma Kongo for its solidarity activities with schools, hospitals, public and community berckois commune. Malaki is now considered unanimously as a respectable institution and therefore must matter of its activity centered on the drum. This range of service to society as a body ennobled its place among many other now and thought it would to a pairing of a Congolese village in the future to be consistent across the board. He recalled that with the General Council, it has already provided financial support to the association to carry out its humanitarian activities. He thanked all the group of Malaki and especially Jean Marc Dubois Secretary, Treasurer Carole Coloneaux native of Guadeloupe and Mrs. Mbongolo ngoual president from Congo Brazzaville.
THen it was the turn of the box of Pharaons Renewed. The group has strengthened since makumu are more varied. The Nkosi, the madzaka the titibush are more vivid and powerful. Verbal comment allows the public to understand the different kata makumu said. The voice of nkosi do not tear the roof of the Kursaal, but the appointment is made for the following year. The highlight is the closing of the magnificent demonstration kumu, two Sawari just run the kumu of Ramses as impressive and virilizing this African martial art that berckois discovers and sees the club to mature in size and sophistication. Malaki is a booklet available to the public for more information on this martial art still running on Berck at the level of gymnastics. The tentative outline of the kumu (kata) of Ramses announces beginning to self-defense techniques and real fighting technique that accompanies makumu as expected. The fashion show greatly impressed the audience who did not expect it. This is the bonus for those who faithfully drive the gate of malaki. Fundu is the back of their malaki Fundu they left at the door before entering the festival. Fundu is the gift that offered mutual people who gather for malaki. The organizers reserve them a special gift and the guests bring a gift too, and vice versa. Outfits and suits come from Congo, they were made by single mothers of the Development Centre Point Noire. Girls with white skin and black are lovely in these beautiful pieces of haute couture and sold African ordered if needed! The raffle is announced by the presenter Ngatseke Willy. Prizes are distributed quickly, it’s lots donated by merchants of Berck. Berck plays the djembe and Carnin Mary is acclaimed by the public. Simon Thomas and the accompanying mascot adventure malaki flies the flag of France and Africa. The songs of West Africa accompany the game starts, “Solilaï, Fatou and Bayas Mori” is the directory. A dance malaki performs not more exciting delivery. The applause crown the success of the group Berck long awaited by the public. Color plays Djembe to wow audiences. The songs fuse African, Djamal, Morgan Lohezic and the group held very beautiful black and white Unleashed. And it’s a dancer malaki accompanying a sabar furious that no exception to that color Djembe soon adjusts the pace to allow a harmonious expression of the sabar unexpected blow of enhancing the pleasure of a fine performance! Congratulations dear Djamal for having done this nod to Malaki Solidarity, he will thank thee murmured the malaki. Clash of the drums brings together all the drummers on the Seine. That’s when the sounds or Bilolo milolo or nlolo ie houlélé and cries of my Kongo malaki eh! Cries in the room indicate the height of the evening. All the musicians are happy to finally play, mix, share, to excel and to commute together with their colleagues but also with the audience is standing, singing and dancing.
THANKS TO ALL