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Congolive is a weekly radio show, providing listeners with views and news from the richest and mostly forgotten country in the heart of Africa showcasing the cultural strengths and beauty of Congolese people revealing the richness of the land and its people.

Congolive is a weekly radio show, providing listeners with views and news from the richest and mostly forgotten country in the heart of Africa showcasing the cultural strengths and beauty of Congolese people revealing the richness of the land and its people.
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Baltimore, MD

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Congolive is a weekly radio show, providing listeners with views and news from the richest and mostly forgotten country in the heart of Africa showcasing the cultural strengths and beauty of Congolese people revealing the richness of the land and its people.

Language:

English


Episodes

Remembering Étienne Tshisekedi

2/8/2017
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Long time Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi Wa Mulumba passed away on Wednesday, February 1st at the age of 84. The congolive team produced a show to help our listener know who he was. Our guest, Dr. Nzongola Ntalaja, a professor of African, African-American, and diaspora studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a professor emeritus of African studies at Howard university, served as a diplomatic advisor to Tshisekedi when he was a prime minister in the...

Duration: 02:11:14


Ndona Nkembi Nyomo - Career and Destiny: Understanding the Finance Sector and Being Congolese woman

12/18/2016
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This episode had as a guest Ms. Ndona Nkembi Nyomo, the President and Founder of Festival Congo, Inc. She shared with #CongoLive hosts and listeners her career in the financial sector, her passion for the arts, her perspective on the role of women in the transformation of Congo and also the work she is doing for the Congo Festival which takes place in Atlanta this Summer. This show aired on June 4, 2016 Bio Ndona is a surrealist artist, and writer with a background in finance, investment...

Duration: 00:58:17


A life of service and leadership in the face of adversity: Michel Dzaringa

5/11/2016
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Congo Live interviews Michel Dzaringa, a member of the US military, a father and a Congolese American leader striving to inspire Congolese youth to take control of their country’s destiny. Mr. Michel Dzaringa is currently serving as a reservist in the Maryland National Guard 244th Engineering Company and pursuing his education in Public Safety Administration at the University of Maryland. He has over 4 years of experience as a chemical biological, radiological nuclear and explosive...

Duration: 00:59:27


Part 2 - A panafrican struggle to free to the Congo: From Accra to Kinshasa with Nii Akuetteh

4/17/2016
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Our Congo Live guest, Nii Akuetteh who has spent decades monitoring, analyzing and teaching international relations, with special emphases on African affairs and how global issues and actors--especially the US--impact Africa. His ultimate goal: to produce significant positive change in these Africa-impacting policies and processes. To this end, Nii also works as a democracy activist & NGO executive. In particular he is an organizer helping to transform the African-born community into a...

Duration: 00:29:59


Ghislaine Sabiti: An interdisciplinary Congolese-born artist

10/29/2015
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Ghislaine Sabiti, an interdisciplinary Congolese-born artist who was raised on the outskirts of Paris in France. She was introduced to art at a very young age. At twelve years old she studied fine art at Atelier Chantier du Coq and graduated with honors in fashion design from Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris, France. She highlights the technical form used in both Congolese and European arts, which stress form and color. Her works develop projects between communities and collecting fractured...

Duration: 00:57:17


KIRIPI KATEMBO SIKU - Part 1

9/13/2015
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IN MEMORIAM: KIRIPI KATEMBO SIKU AN ACCLAIMED CONGOLESE PHOTOGRAPHER, PAINTER AND A FILM PRODUCER HAS LEFT BEHIND A BRILLIANT LEGACY. - A special tribute to the Congolese photographer, painter, and film producer Kiripi Katembo Siku who has died on August 5, 2015 at a young age of 36 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. We will talk about his work as a film producer, film maker, painter and photographer including his brilliant legacy as a Congolese leader among an emerging youth...

Duration: 00:29:59


Gender issues in agriculture in DRC and across Africa: Dr. Annie Kinwa-Muzi

8/8/2015
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This Congo Live episode focuses on gender issues in agriculture in DRC and across Africa, and our guest Dr. Annie Kinwa-Muzinga discusses the role of women's organizations in empowering rural women across the continent. Dr. Kinwa-Muzinga is a renowned author, scholar, and lecturer,

Duration: 00:58:41


Becoming a US Citizen: The Journey of Regina Bakala

7/18/2015
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This Congo Live episode features the inspiring story of Mrs. Regina Bakala, a Congolese mother of two whose story inspires us all to stay faithful in time of adversity. Mrs. Bakala shares with us how she ended up in jail awaiting to be deported back to Congo and how her community fought for her to stay in this country. She is now a US citizen since May 2015.

Duration: 00:56:55


Consulting For Global Businesses With Kulya Nzogu

7/18/2015
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This Congo Live episode features opportunity in ‪Congo‬ and across the continent in the areas of business, technology, politics, and art. Our guest, Mr. Ngozu Kulya, is a Congolese businessman, analyst, and art collector based in the Washington, DC area. Mr. Kulya specializes in topics such as Sino-African relations, African governance, African art, and business and technology investment on the continent.

Duration: 00:57:00


Passion for Congo: A Conversation with Roger Muntu

7/11/2015
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Congo Live invited the creator and the host of the very successful radio show RM SHOW on Voice of America in Washington, DC, Mr. Roger Muntu. The show was a conversation with this very warm, funny, open and positively dynamic international radio and TV personality. A multi-talented star born and raised in the Congo, Roger Muntu shared with the Congo Live team how he started, what inspired him to shoot for the stars and how he keeps Congo alive in his work.

Duration: 00:57:16


Beyond Africa: The Presence and Influence of the Kogo Kingdom in the Americ

6/22/2015
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The show allows one to learn more about Kongo culture and ancient influences on today's diaspora in the Americas. Our guest is professor Daniel Dawson who addresses the following topic: ‎BEYOND AFRICA‬: The Presence and Influence of the Kogo Kingdom in the Americas!

Duration: 00:57:48


A Conversation With Congolese Writer and Poet JJ Bola

6/8/2015
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Congolive engages JJ Bola, London-based poet, educator, and speaker in a wide-ranging discussion on culture, history, politics and the Congolese Diaspora in the UK. Much of Bola's work focuses on his origins in the DR Congo and experiences of migration and otherness-but also of hope, and humanity. “What is most striking about JJ Bola is his ability to express through poetry the injustices that mar our world today.”

Duration: 00:56:45


Keeping Congo Alive: A Congolese journey from the Motherland to America

6/2/2015
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Today's show discussed the Congolese diaspora experience and highlight ways that Congolese immigrants continue to make a lasting impact on their communities in the United States, in their native Congo, and across the globe.

Duration: 00:56:30


Congo Live With Sabrina Moella

5/16/2015
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This Saturday, Congolese cultural worker, Sabrina Moella joined us. She is the creator of the remarkable one-woman play "Made in Congo: From Kinshasa to Broadway." We discussed her career as an artist and how Congolese are making a difference in their communities. Sabrina Moella is a writer, a performer, a producer and a filmmaker based in Toronto. Born in France from Congolese parents, she grew up in Paris and started writing as soon as she was old enough to hold a pen.

Duration: 00:58:05


James L Hope: Black Lives Matter - from Baltimore to the Congo

5/3/2015
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James L. Hope joins Congo Live! to discuss his time in the Congo and the current situation in Baltimore. He was also in the Congo in the 1960s and kept the tradition alive of supporting liberation movement on the African continent. We will also discuss current affairs in Baltimore. Bio: James L. Hope is the International Advisor of the African Scientific Institute (ASI). He first set foot on the African Continent in 1951 when his ship stopped in Alexandria, Egypt on its way to Beirut,...

Duration: 00:56:13