Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble is a Philadelphia based, internationally renowned performing arts company. For more than 50 years, Kulu Mele has preserved and perpetuated the cultural traditions of West Africa and the African Diaspora, including Afro-Cuban arts and contemporary hip-hop. Kulu Mele has performed across the country and around the globe, and was featured as part of the official entertainment for Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to Philadelphia.
This performance will include both traditional and hip-hop works. Audience members will be invited to dance at their seats in order to understand the integral relationship between the music and the movement (“two sides of a coin”), and will learn about the geographical and cultural origins of the works performed, as well as important insights into the African drums and costumes.
Bring the family! Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble is enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
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