Friday, July 31, 2009

Philly's Own Kulu Mele to Perform Tomorrow in Queens, NY

Kulu Mele African American Dance and Drum Ensemble, & Soul Steps
Queensbridge Park, Queens NY
Saturday, August 1, 2009
FREE Masters class at 4:00 p.m., Performance at 5 p.m.

Founded over four decades ago by the great African drummer, Baba Robert Crowder, Kulu Mele African American Dance & Drum Ensemble is the longest running African dance company in Philadelphia. Performances include an exotic blend of music and dance of Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Brazil, Haiti, Cuba and African American heritage. Soul Steps specializes in the live performance, artistic instruction, and educational outreach of African-based step dance. Under the direction of Maxine Lyle, Soul Steps delivers spirited performance steeped in the personal and cultural stories of the Soul Steps artists and the generations of ancestors they represent. Masters class before the show is for all ages, and is free.

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