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Omo Kulu Mele classes for children are postponed until Sunday, Sept. 23 as Kulu Mele is now on tour in Santiago de Cuba. All information below is correct. Please note that Kulu Mele will be unreachable via phone and email until after Sept. 18. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Look for Cuba pictures here soon!

Omo Kulu Mele dance & drumming classes for children ages 5 to 18 now enrolling!

“Omo” means child in Yoruba.

Please download the registration form (below) to enroll your child today!  Classes begin Sunday, Sept. 23 at 954 Dance Movement Collective.

954 DMC is located at 954 S. 8th St., just south of Girard Ave. Plenty of street parking is available on 8th St.

Classes meet September to May. They are fun, educational and great exercise. At the end of the year, participating students perform what they have learned in front of an audience of family and friends, on a real stage, at the Performance Garage, a real Philly theater where professional dancers perform.

Class day/times are Sundays, beginning Sept. 23, 2018; 1:30 – 2:30 for dance students age 5 to 9 and ALL drum students; and 2:45 to 3:45 for dance students age 9 and up. (Parents of 9 year-olds may decide which class is the best fit.)

Students should dress in loose fitting, comfortable clothes and may be barefoot or wear sneakers. Young women need a lapa (wrap skirt) to wear over their street clothes. Drummers need a djembe.

For questions or more information, email or call 917-238-0756.

Enroll now while spaces are still available!




Kulu Mele’s annual show Sat. Dec. 1 • 7:00 p.m.

Please save Saturday, December 1, 2018 on your calendar nowto ensure that you will be part of the audience for Kulu Mele’s annual Fall home show, to feature world premieres of original dance and drumming works as well as company classics. Kulu Mele will return to the beautiful, comfortable, nearly brand-new Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts at 3000 West School House Lane, in Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood.  Show tickets will go on sale in October. Please mark your calendar and spread the word!

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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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