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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra


FREE Family Fundays at the Kimmel

Musicopia: Afro-Brazilian Music, Dance, and Martial Arts, featuring Ologundê

Jan 21, 2023
10:00 AM

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Family Fundays at the Kimmel (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Entertain your littlest art lovers at the Plaza! Ignite imaginations with an array of enchanting performances and hands-on activities.

Ologundê ensemble celebrates the rich Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, Bahia through a diverse repertoire of music, dance and martial arts.  Bring your littlest arts lovers and experience a diverse repertoire which includes the rituals associated with the Afro-Brazilian religion called candomblé; the breathtaking capoeira martial arts dance; and the exhilarating samba de roda. 

The US-based Ologundê ensemble is comprised of Brazilians living in the United States and Brazil. The ensemble includes former members of world-renowned music and dance troupes and is under the direction of master Afro-Brazilian percussionist Dendê Macêdo. The ensemble has performed throughout the US since its formation in 2002 and toured Greece as part of the Cultural Olympiad, appearing at the Kalamata Dance Festival and at the Athens Festival at the Acropolis. 

This performance proudly brought to you by:



Commonwealth Plaza

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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