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From Congo to South Africa with (Rumba) love

From Congo to South Africa with (Rumba) love

FOR an artist with deep Congolese roots and proud cultural immersion, the inspiration of Rumba in an art show is not only a form of personal expression but a connection to other Africans who have embraced the dynamic ‘Rumbaism.’ "Rumba is part of my DNA. I was born and grew up in Congo [where] Rumba is our music, and I cannot escape from it; so as an African-based artist, I want to portray the continent positively, and Rumba allows me to do that," explained Johannesburg-based Congolese visual artist, Thonton Kabeya. Known for his work on "African cosmopolitanism" and his three-dimensional…
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