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“First Thursdays”

Dance & Drumming Classes for Adults

Next Class: Thursday, April 3, 2018 • 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave, 2nd Floor

Last month, Kulu Mele introduced “First Thursdays,” an all-new series of dance classes for adults, taught by a rotating cast of Kulu Mele artists & featuring a different style of dance or drumming every month. The inaugural class was a smash success, so we’re coming back to do it again!  In honor of Mother’s Day, May’s class will feature Afro-Cuban dancing and SINGING as a special tribute to the female orishas and to celebrate all women, past, present and future.  All skill levels and ALL genders welcome. Women please bring a wide wrap skirt (lapa) if you have one.  Introductory fee is just $10 at the door (cash only, exact change appreciated, no bills larger than $20). Reservations are NOT required.  Call 917-238-0756 or email for more information. See you May 3rd!


To our friends in Western PA & Eastern Ohio

Don’t miss Kulu Mele on tour at Olin Fine Arts Center, as part of the W&J Arts Series at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 children. For more information, please CLICK HERE.  To order tickets, please call (724) 223-OLIN (6546).

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Kulu Mele performs at Jacob's Pillow.
Highlights from Celebrating Senegal, the all-new show that Kulu Mele premiered at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, during November, 2015
Hip hop encore at Jacob's Pillow.
Omo Kulu Mele children's show, June 6, 2015
Kulu Mele performance as part of the Pope's visit to Philadelphia, September 26, 2015
Kulu Mele performance as part of the Come Together Dance Festival in Philadelphia, July, 2015
Kulu Mele dancer Tekeytha Fullwood sings as well as she dances -- check out her new music video!

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