Primary Artist: Scott Braley
Created: San Francisco Collective, 1982
Medium: Offset printed
Dimensions: 12.5″ x 18.5″
The Congolese National Liberation Front (FLNC) fought to overthrow Mobutu Sese Seko and reestablish a democratically elected government in the Congo. Mobutu was a US backed dictator installed by the West in the early 1960s to protect Western mining interests in the Congo (then called “Zaire”). In 1983, a cholera epidemic raged in Kivu province and thousands died without medical care. Despite the $50 million in military aid collected by Mobutu in that year no medical aid was given to the people in Kivu province. The FLNC turned to the international community to set up a medical aid fund for both the Congo and refugees at the Tabora Medical Clinic in Tanzania.
Fua Dia Congo is a dance company located in Oakland, CA, which was started in 1977 by Malonga Casquelourd, dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and study of traditional Central African Culture.
Image: Fua Dia Congo dancers.
Words: African Troup Fua Dia Congo, I World Reggae Dance Band, Benefit for the National Medical Campaign for the Congolese National Liberation Front, DANCE!
Color: black and fushia ink on white paper
Event: Saturday November 6th, Oakland, CA.
Sponsors: Freedom Rising Africa Solidarity Committee.
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