Monday, May 16, 2011

The African influence in dance


I love when organizations celebrate their culture. And I do love a good dance party :). Well on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 the Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble will host its annual fundraiser with a Dundunba entitled The Circle of Rhythm: A Dundunba Dance Party. The fundraiser will take place at the First Episcopal District Plaza, 3801 Market Street and will feature lots of drumming and dancing. Best part: you are able to participate!

Performances and workshops actively engage audiences and convey the significance of the dances in the societies from which they are derived. For many in the audience, a Kùlú Mèlé performance strengthens the sense of cultural identity; for others, it offers a look at the rich traditions and heritage of Africa. As always, you don't have to be of the culture to enjoy these performances. In fact, one of the dancers is Latino! Must I mention Latinos do have African influences in our culture. It's most notable in dance and music.

The fundraiser costs $50 but again...it's a fundraiser. Enjoy!


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