From the Oakland Tribune.
Moving tribute planned for famed Oakland dancer
Ceremony, performance to mark end of mourning for Malonga Casquelourd
By Brenda Payton, STAFF WRITER
It hardly seems possible two years have passed. More than two years.
It was Father's Day 2003 when Malonga Casquelourd, internationally renowned drummer and dancer, was killed in a head-on collision with a drunken driver in Oakland. Casquelourd, 55, was such a Bay Area institution for so long, his presence was so large, it doesn't seem possible he has been gone that long.
But he has, at least in body. On Saturday his family and the numerous artists he worked with will present a celebration of his life, called a Malaki Matanga.