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Tradition is Bound with Contemporary Issues in Kulu Mele’s Brazil & Beyond

Tradition is Bound with Contemporary Issues in Kulu Mele’s Brazil & Beyond

by Tara Giangrande for The Dance Journal Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble’s Brazil & Beyond, which premiered Saturday, October 22nd at the Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts, presented a dynamic array of dances that underscored the value of […]

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Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble presents Brazil & Beyond

Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble presents Brazil & Beyond

Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble has commissioned renowned Afro-Brazilian choreographer Dandha de Hora to create an all-new dance based on Afro-Brazilian dance and music traditions. Her work, “Our Roots,” will make its world-premiere as part of “Brazil & […]

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Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble Holiday Spectacular – Celebrating Senegal

Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble Holiday Spectacular – Celebrating Senegal

photo credit Jaci Downs Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble has commissioned renowned Senegalese choreographer Marie Basse-Wiles to create two all-new dances based on Senegalese dance and music traditions. Both dances will make their world-premiere as part of Kulu […]

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Let the Roots Show

Let the Roots Show

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal The crowd gathered in front of the Painted Bride on Tuesday morning wasn’t your usual dance audience.  They were all men—young, African American men and a few Latinos.  The “performance etiquette” speech delivered […]

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An inspired collaboration featuring the work of emerging choreographers, rooted in African dance

An inspired collaboration featuring the work of emerging choreographers, rooted in African dance

As they continue a legacy of infusing African dance with contemporary sensibilities, Philadelphia’s pre-eminent African dance company, Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble will partner with The Requisite Movers (TRM) to present Let the Roots Show – an electric […]

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Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble returns with Sacred Journeys

Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble returns with Sacred Journeys

Philadelphia’s premier African dance company, Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble returns to the Painted Bride Art Center on Thanksgiving weekend for two inspiring shows. Sacred Journeys, a celebration of faith and the human spirit, will feature new and […]

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Memento of Africa is a new dance

Memento of Africa is a new dance

By Merilyn Jackson For The Inquirer ‘Mission accomplished,” Dorothy Wilkie announced last month when she and her company returned to Philadelphia from a two-week dance residency in the West African nation of Guinea.The mission had been to acquire new choreography […]

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