He was initiated into Lemba starting in 1964 in Manianga region of Congo-Kinshasha and the Lari region of Congo-Brazzaville. Fu-Kiau was initiated by this grandfather and both paternal and maternal uncles. Lemba is the highest Kongo society for healing and diplomacy. Starting in 1966 he was initiated into Kinkimba (aka Kimba) in the Yombe and Mtadi regions of Congo-Kinshasha and Cabinda Province, Angola and Luanda Province of northern Angola. The principle ngangas who initiated him were Simon Muyinu and Ntungulu, his uncle. Kinkimba is a society or discipline that deals with the value, understanding and use of herbs, particularly those from the Yombe forest. Kinkimba uses a special initiatory language to protect and preserve their teachings. Also in 1966, Fu-Kiau was initiated into Kimpasi in the Madimba areas of Inkisi and Ngungu, Congo-Kinshasha. He was instructed in Kimpasi by local ngangas. Kimpasi teaches youth, both male and female, how to endure in impossible situations, how to become moral fighters for the community.
A viewing for Mbuta Fu-Kiau will take place on Friday, December 13th, from 6 to 8 pm at:
The Casper Funeral Home
187 Dorchester Street
Boston, MA 02127
A "Celebration of Life" Service will be held on Saturday, December 14th at:
Cedar Grove Cemetery
920 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
The service will begin at 12:30 pm., followed by internment at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
A repass reception will take place immediately after the services at:
AAMARP (African American Master Artists-in-Residence Program) Studio
76 Atherton Street
Boston, MA 02130
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