BEL KONGO Route

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SCRIPT

Presentation (20 minutes)

  1. Snake, pedicab with Ton Ton and Weezies enter through loading dock, head East on 34th Street to front of forum to perform yanvalou
  2. Boat, Dancers, pedicab with Matisou and Malik enter through loading dock head west on 34th Street, perform Bel Kongo in between bleachers
  3. Bel Kongo boat, singers, dancers proceed down Indian Creek and up 33rd Street to front of forum
  4. Singers array on stair case, drummers join Ton Ton, Boat put down by scuplture, Weezies dance around boat, Kongo dancers and singers perform Bel Kongo
  5. Snake goes west on 33rd Street to join Scavengers

Chase (5 minutes)

  1. Bel Kongo ensemble heads north on Collins Ave (cue: when Rara group passes)
  2. As Scavengers approach, Kongo performs “Aide’m, Krye”
  3. Scavengers chase Bel Kongo onto 35th Street

Battle (10 minutes)

  1. Weezy dancers join Gueirreros in fight — with their dance moves!
  2. Vultures charge Boat/La Siren with carts
  3. Bel Kongo Singers with banners and snake protect Boat/La Siren
  4. Park Elevator opens with Siren Court — battle freezes
  5. Sing off: Siren Queen + Kongo Queen vs. Scavenger Queen
  6. Siren + Kongo Queen win

Triumphal March (5 minutes)

  1. Siren Queen leads procession down Collins to 36th Street singing “Cherish Your Light”
  2. Bel Kongo follows, performing “La Siren, La Balen”
  3. Gueirreros guard Scavengers until Bel Kongo safely on road, then follow Bel Kongo, performing maculele
  4. Scavengers follow, reprise “When I Am Laid in Earth”