Galway African Diaspora and Galway Congolese Association present UMOJA.
This was an evening of art, music and culture at Galway Arts Centre and Áras na Gael.
The evening began with the Official Opening of Karibu Art Exhibition at 5pm followed by music from 6pm which included performances from Komá, The Roots of Africa, Sonke Choir and followed by DJ til late.
The Karibu Art Exhibition was open at Galway Arts Centre from 4 to 14 December and the exhibiting artists were:
Mrs Nhono Tambidila artist and founder of Congolese women in Ireland. She has on a number of exhibitions around,including an art exhibition entitled “The impact of violence against women and children in conflict regions”. She is a co-founder of Karibu arts group.
Greg Kalala talented artist and graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts Kinshasa. He has lived in Ireland for the past twenty years and has engaged on many levels with his new home, expressing the meaning of the intercultural experience. Greg is a founding member of Karibu, the Congolese Artists Network which has been running for four years and won an Africa Day award in 2015 for the best artist’s group. He is also a founding member of the African/Irish band Jambo-Jambo.