The Ancestors Live: 50 Years of Kulu Mele

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Join us for a special screening of the documentary, “The Ancestors Live: 50 Years of Kulu Mele.” Established in Philadelphia in 1969 by Baba Robert Crowder, Kulu Mele is the fruit of many peoples’ dreams and is the nation’s longest-enduring African dance company. This nationally and internationally touring dance and drum ensemble preserves, presents, teaches, and embodies excellences in West African, Cuban, and African Diasporic and African rooted traditions, including contemporary American hip hop.

After the film, there will be a Q&A with group members, the film director, and the founder of the Philadelphia Folklore Project! Everything will be free and broadcast on FB Live.

Group Members:
Dorothy Wilkie (Mama Dottie)
John Wilkie (Baba Wilkie)
Ama Schley
Ira Bond

Film Director
Aidan Un

Founder of PFP
Debora Kodish

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Watch the panel here.