A holiday tradition begins…
Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble presents
Mali Sadjo: Legend of the Hippopotamus
With Special Guest, Master Drummer M’Bemba Bangoura
Saturday, November 27, 2010, 7:00 PM
$12/children 12 and younger
Travel to the land of Guinea, West Africa as Kùlú Mèlé recreates the touching story ballet, Mali Sadjo: Legend of the Hippopotamus. A treat for the whole family, Mali Sadjo, depicts a tale of jealousy and redemption in the relationship between a sacred hippopotamus and a community seeking divine intervention. With new choreography and music, Mali Sadjo is the must-see performance for the holidays.
Presentation of Mali Sadjo: Legend of the Hippopotamus is made possible in part with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Founded by Baba Robert Crowder in 1969, Kùlú Mèlé has been guided by Artistic Director Dorothy Wilkie for more than 20 years. We are grateful to receive support from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts; the William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia Cultural Fund; and individual donors. To learn how you can support Kùlú Mèlé, visit www.kulumele.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo © Jaci Downs Photography