Kulu Mele presents Wemilere: Parade of the Orishas

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Saturday February 16

5:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Join the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Taller Puertoriqueno, and Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble for this incredible dance program and conversation presented as part of 2019’s PhilAesthetic: AAMP Celebrates the African Diaspora in Philly festivities, and Taller’s 23rd Annual  Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium.

Wemilere celebrates eight of the most important orishas (deities) in Yoruba culture; Elegba, Ogun, Ochosi, Oshun, Yemaya, Shango, Oya, and Obatala.  The dance performance will be preceded by a 10-minute drumming interlude featuring Afro-Cuban rhythms.

The performance will conclude with an audience and artist Q&A.

This program is made possible with support from PNC Arts Alive.