Mbongui Square Festival is an annual festival that celebrates the performing and visual arts. Organized by Kiandanda Dance Theater, the festival gathers dance, music, visual arts and spoken word artists of varied styles and artistic choices, from the Bay Area and across the world.
What defines Mbongui Square Festival is interdisciplinary arts and multicultural community.
Launched in 2012, Mbongui Square Festival came from artistic Director Byb Chanel Bibene's aspiration to strengthen the concept of community through the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The artists from diverse art forms and backgrounds present their creative and artistic work on a shared and unique platform.
Mbongui, a word originated from the Congo refers to togetherness. It refers to a place where family, neighbors, passers-by and foreigners from different ethnicities come together to share meals, stories, and knowledge, and receive assistance from the community.
Now is the time to return to the Mbongui, the time to take action and to show and speak about how the arts can lead to a deeper human connection.
Mbongui Square Festival celebrates the Arts.
Mbongui Square Festival is the wealth of our differences.
Byb Chanel Bibene
Public Relation Coordinator
Luc Ibata Okalobe
Alkebulan Penda Rah
Jean Luc Dushime