Welcome to Taste of kongo 7 Edition a festival to promote Kongolese culture and black owned businesses. This year’s theme is Sapé for Kivu – Dress up for Kivu, an exciting fundraising event showcasing the unique flavors of Kongolese cuisine, music and more.
$40 Full Day Ticket
(12PM – 9PM)
With your purchase of this ticket, you will gain access to:
- An incredible day of fun African dance class
- Experience the thrill of high fashion in this exclusive Sapologie (dress up) contest
- You’ll have a chance to shop with the participating vendors selling unique items
- Live entertaiment by local artist Rachelle Show + DJ RODAC
- Dialogue about peace in Kivu and more.
Get dressed up and join us for a day of fun
Note: Taste Of Kongo 6 Edition was SOLD OUT. We encourage you to secure your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
$25 African Storytelling
(12PM – 2PM)
This interactive storytelling session is for children of all ages. During your visit, Queen Repiyah, a talented storyteller, will transport you to the vast landscapes of the African continent, where you’ll embark on a magical journey filled with wisdom, courage, and the power of imagination. The stories are designed to both stimulate and engage their lively minds! Plus, each kid will get to pick 1 of Queen Repiyah’s book to take home when their session is over. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of African storytelling that will ignite the imagination, broaden horizons, and create lasting memories for children and families alike.
Note: Due to the popularity of this event, limited tickets are available. We encourage you to secure your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Reserve your tickets now and let your child’s imagination soar through the power of African Storytelling!
African Dance Class – Hope for Kivu
(3PM – 5PM)
Are you ready to move? Come experience the sights and sounds of Africa in this unique 2-hour fundraising African dance class! Our professional instructors from Sentiment Collective will lead you through movements from a variety of Kongolese dance styles, including Ndombolo, Soukous, Rumba… Suitable for all levels including absolute beginners, you will learn basic steps and have a chance to catch the African vibes. In addition, the event will also include light refreshments and a DJ RODAC spinning African tunes. All proceeds go towards supporting refugee camps in Kivu. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that will allow you to move freely. We can’t wait to share our love of African dance and culture with you! Grab your ticket now and let’s get ready to move!
$50 Sapologie (Dress Up) Contest / Sapé for Kivu – Dress up for Kivu
(5PM – 9PM)
Fundraising Sapologie (Dress Up) Contest! Put on your most imaginative and creative outfits for a chance to win fabulous prizes (Gift Card from brands like Hanifa, Richmenlooks…). We encourage out-of-the box ideas, so go wild (but not Nude)! Entrance into the competition is open to everyone. Purchase your ticket today and step on the runway and show us your fiercest and most creative looks! This event will be judged by a panel of industry experts and your ticket entitles you to a chance to win a range of fabulous prizes, enjoy Kongolese cuisine, live entertainment, and a donation to our charity of choice, Focus Congo. Your donation will help provide emergency supplies such as food, clean water, blankets, and medical assistance to meet the immediate needs of the Refugee camp’s residents in Kivu, DRC.
Be sure to get your tickets soon because we have only 20 spots for Sapologie (Dress Up) Contest participants.
We can’t wait to see all the amazing outfits you’ll come decked out in! We look forward
to seeing you there!