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Kulu Mele’s “Wemilere: Parade of the Orishas ”
February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Taller Puertoriqueno, for Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble’s Wemilere: Parade of the Orishas. This incredible dance program and conversation is part of 2019’s PhilAesthetic: AAMP Celebrates the African Diaspora in Philly and Taller’s 23rd Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium. Wemilere is a celebration of eight of the most revered orishas (deities) in Yoruba culture: Elegba, Ogun, Ochosi, Oshun, Yemaya, Shango, Oya, and Obatala. The event starts with 10 minutes of drumming by the Afro-Cuban Rhythms and will conclude with Q&A period. /Concierto gratis con el grupo de danza Africana Kulu Mele. PhilAesthetic: AAMP Celebrates the African Diaspora in Philly has been generously supported by PNC Arts Alive. Learn more here Major support for Ogun & the People has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Learn more about this year’s Schomburg Symposium here.
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