Tell us about Regina...
Regina "Califa" Calloway of nzoCALIFA Dance Works "...encompasses a signature foundation and Ethnography deeply rooted in multi-African dance-drumming-spiritual traditions, commissioned to carry out a deep pact of her Ancestors."Drawn from a rich heritage of social entrepreneurship, she is a founding member of Congo SQ West Kinship Society established in 2005, providing distinct services of impact. Programs include, relief campaign advancement, special event planning & technical expertise in Community development initiatives, partnered with Cultural Leaders and Arts organizations.Also a Professional Teaching Artist and a well-sought after Diaspora Dance Specialist with extensive works in Business Arts and Administration.As an Afrigeneas.com Scholar Awardee, Ms. Calloway serves as Project Curator and Field Research Genealogist for a Dance Mediumship Project she created #DANCESTORY2013-2016: Bridging Dance, Technology and Genealogy. An Oakland native, Ms. Calloway is an esteemed member of the inaugural graduating class of the Midwestern African American Genealogy Society [MAAGI] and remains deeply committed to elevate the stories of her Ancestral histories.
Why is the marketplace important for the sustaining of arts and culture?
The economical lifeblood of a community hinges its progressive action of collective responsibility - whereby we are actively investing, educating and supporting one another through community building and development initiatives of exchange and commerce and cultivate a generation of financial literacy, community service and philanthropreneurship through in our youth.