A dancer has a happy expression with their eyes closed and move open and their hair is moving above their head - they wear a read headband and has spots of white paint over their arms and face.

About Congolese Independence Day Celebrations 2024

Join us for an uplifting afternoon showcasing the beautiful, diverse culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo with dance, fashion and music from Didier Kisala, Niwel Tsumbu and guests.

The Headline act is the hugely popular Djouna Big-One (Djouna Mumbafu) and the Orchestre Big One. Djouna revolutionised Congolese music with his unique choreography and "atalaku" yells and brings his unique style to this special event.

The rest of the line up includes:

  • The Redeemed
  • Didier Kisala and Niwel Tshumbu
  • Sweet Life

Alongside the live music you'll be invited to taste some authentic Congolese food, enjoy a fashion show featuring designs from the Congolese community in Birmingham and take part in drumming and craft workshops.

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