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LET YOUR COMPANY BENEFIT FROM THE EXCITEMENT OF KULU MELE’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

BECOME A SEASON SPONSOR TODAY!

In commemoration of Kulu Mele’s 50th anniversary, Kulu Mele is producing Ogun & the Peoplean all-new multi-media work of American dance theater, based in Afro-Cuban culture. Ogun & the People has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and is co-commissioned by the Annenberg Center for the Performing ArtsPNC Arts Alive is the official presenting partner for Kulu Mele’s 50th anniversary season. Additional season support has been provided by the Orisa Community Development Corporation, Joe Quinones, Chair.

Ogun & the People is the biggest, most ambitious show Kulu Mele has ever endeavored to create. It is garnering the attention of the media, community leaders and audiences far and wide. Tickets are on sale now and they are selling fast. Let your company get in on all the excitement by becoming a season sponsor!

For a $1,000 cash sponsorship, your company will receive four (4) complimentary top-price tickets to the world premiere performance of Ogun & the People, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 ($198 value), plus all benefits, one through seven, listed below:

  • Logo, name, URL and a brief message about your company on the landing page of Kulu Mele’s website for 12 months, from October, 2019 through September, 2020.

  • Logo, name, URL and a brief message about your company in Kulu Mele’s monthly e-newsletter (approximately 1,200 subscribers) each month, from October, 2019 through September, 2020.

  • A dedicated e-blast to all Kulu Mele subscribers to announce your sponsorship.

  • Pre-show verbal acknowledgement of your sponsorship over the Annenberg Center’s public address system.

  • The opportunity for your company to have a representative stationed at a marketing table in the venue lobby, up to 60 minutes prior to the show and up to 30 minutes after the show.

  • The opportunity for your company to distribute flyers and/or complimentary promotional materials to be placed on a marketing table in the venue lobby.

  • Long-term (multi-year) inclusion of your company’s logo, on a rotational basis with other sponsors/funders, on Kulu Mele’s website.

For a $2,000 cash sponsorship, your company will receive ten (10) complimentary top price tickets to Ogun & the People ($490 value); plus all benefits, one through seven, listed above, plus:

  • Up to four Facebook announcements at any time during the course of your sponsorship (October, 2019 through September, 2020) to announce/promote your company’s products, services, programs or public events.

  • Your company will be acknowledged as a season co-sponsor on all collateral materials (posters & flyers) promoting the November 30 premiere of Ogun & the People.

  • Your company will be acknowledged as a season co-sponsor in all print advertising promoting the November 30 premiere of Ogun & the People.

For a $3,000 cash sponsorship, your company will receive twenty (20) complimentary top-price tickets to Ogun & the People ($980 value), plus all benefits, one through 10, listed above, plus:

  • Your company will be listed as a co-commissioner of Ogun & the People wherever and whenever it is performed after November 30, 2019 and in perpetuity.

  • Your company will receive two scholarships to the 2019-2020 season of Omo Kulu Mele African dance and/or drumming classes for children ages five to 18. Your company can donate the scholarships to children from economically disadvantaged Philadelphia families who would not be able to participate without your company’s scholarship. The scholarships will include registration fees and tuition from September, 2019 to the children’s finale performance in June, 2020. Costume fees (TBD) not ($1,140 value.)

  • Your company’s scholarships will be separately announced as sponsored by your company on all of the platforms/media outlets listed in benefits one through ten above. (The names and likenesses of the scholarship recipients will not be published for reasons of privacy.)

For more information and lock in your sponsorship, contact Kulu Mele’s executive director, David Harrison, at (917) 238-0756 (cell) or kulumele@kulumele.org.

 

2019-2020 CHILDREN’S CLASSES NOW ENROLLING

Registration for Kulu Mele’s dance & drumming classes for children ages 5 to 18 is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. Classes begin Sunday, September 22, 2019.

Click here to download registration materials: OKM 2019-2020 Reg Form (Updated) 2

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

Kulu Mele offers weekly West African dance & drumming classes for children ages 5 to 18.  No dance or music experience necessary. Classes meet weekly during the school year, and end with performance for family and friends.

Called “Omo Kulu Mele,” Kulu Mele’s children’s classes offer many benefits. Participants get great exercise, improve coordination, develop their self-esteem and experience the pride of accomplishment. Classes are a chance for children of African heritage to explore their cultures of origin, while other students embark on a cross-cultural journey.

Enroll your child today!

 

KULU MELE’S ALL-NEW 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION TO PREMIERE IN PHILADELPHIA ON NOVEMBER 30, 2019

Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble — now celebrating 50 years! (1969-2019.) PNC Arts Alive is the official sponsor of Kulu Mele’s 50th anniversary season, including the world premiere of Ogun & the People, an all-new work of American dance theater, inspired by Afro-Cuban performative traditions.

Ogun & the People has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and is co-commissioned by the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Ogun & the People will make its world premiere at the Annenberg Center for one performance only, on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to Ogun & the People will go on sale Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Annenberg Center Box Office at 3680 Walnut Street; online (CLICK HERE); and at (215) 898-3900. Order soon for best seat selection! Kulu Mele’s 2018 annual show SOLD OUT to standing-room-only capacity, so advance purchase is strongly recommended.

Additional support for Kulu Mele’s 50th anniversary season has been provided by The Orisa Community Development Corporation, Joe Quinones, Chairman. Recognizing the survival of Orisa traditions globally as both a miracle and blessing, The Orisa CDC serves practitioners of Yoruba Orisa tradition within the New York and Philadelphia metro areas. Connect with the CDC on Facebook.

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