The Mbongi Family
Get to know the artists, teachers,
musicians and friends
of the Mbongi Dance Theater Project
Mounkala Nkodia Gilbert
Painter, musician and composer from
Member of of the band Les Echos-Noirs
A gifted painter and musician, Gilbert
specializes in unique Congolese traditional paintings. Few people
in the world, if any, continue to produce art in this traditional
style. Please see below for examples of Gilbert's work. Contact
Mbongi for information on ordering artwork or inviting Mr. Gilbert
for performances, gallery showings, etc.
See examples of Lorice's work:
-- painting 2
-- painting 3
Dancer and Percussionist
Minqui resides in Paris,
France, where he performs the traditional dances of the Congo
for wide audiences. He is avalable for workshops and performances.
Contact Mbongi for more
Choreographer and Professor of Dance
A recording artist as
well as a dancer and choreographer, Zeze runs an outreach program
for European students called "Journey into the heart of
the Congo." His programs and workshops are sought the world
over for their unique vitality and heart.
To contact Zeze,
or write to:
1 rue Antoine Bourdelle
The Magic Shop hhas produced several
of Mbongi's albums. See their website for more information.