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Presentation of calendar "signs of life 2004"
Friday, 07 November 2003 00:00

 "KONJILA" - "come in" (CiTonga)

Otto Lechner + João de Bruçó + Karl Ritter

are proud to perform at the presentation of the calendar

SIGNS OF LIFE 2004
Cultures on the Move

The Austrian NGO "Society for Threatened Peoples" has been publishing a colourprint calendar every year. It is featuring different indigenous peoples and minorities around the globe who face harsh living conditions and marginalisation. Their cultural diversity and resilience is highlighted by impressive images, authentic voices and some background information. The new calendar 2004 "Cultures on the Move" covers also the Tonga people and the TONGA.ONLINE project. As Penny Yon wrote onto the mulonga website recently: "The "Cultures on the Move" 2004 calendar which includes a beautiful photo of four Tonga women from the music group Simonga, was received in Binga with surprise and delight!  Malia Mweembe, one of the four women, who is usually very talkative, was completely speechless when presented with her very own copy by Peter Kuthan after a performance of ngoma buntibe on Wed 17 September in Siachilaba. She fully understands the honour she has been given. A very special and warm thanks to Melissa Coleman, the photographer, who waived royalties in favour of the Tonga.Online project at Siachilaba. Twalumba loko, Melissa! Please come and visit us at any time - we will invite you for the opening!
From Penny and all the ladies.

Introduction by Davis O. Nejo
who will present his video "One Squaremeter Vienna" about the death of Marcus Omafuma, who suffocated while being deported from Austria in 1999

tonga_online_networking : visuals by v_bay


Thursday, 6th November, 19h00
New Media Art Gallery
1, Eßlinggasse 17
VIENNA

more info:
www.gfbv.at Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker
www.mulonga.net ARGE Zimbabwe Freundschaft / AZFA
www.windhundrecords.com Windhundrecords


 some images of the event:

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