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April 25 Arts and Lectures Program Presents Mali Sadjo: The Legend of the Hippopotamus by Kulu Mele African American Dance & Drum Ensemble

February 5, 2013

Mali Sadjo: The Legend of the Hippopotamus, performed by Kulu Mele African American Dance & Drum Ensemble, will entertain audiences on Thursday, March 25 at the Marian Anderson Music Center at 7:30 pm.

Founded in 1969 by master drummer Baba Robert Crowder, Kulu Mele presents and preserves African dance traditions rooted in the cultures of the African diaspora.  Led by artistic Director Dorothy Wilkie for more than 20 years, it's repertoire draws upon the music and movement forms of Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Brazil, Haiti, Cuba and the Senegambia region, as well as African-American vernacular traditions.  Tickets are available for purchase at www.cheyney.edu. 

The 2012-2013 Schedule for the Arts and Lectures Series at Cheyney University features ten programs with a variety of speakers, musicians, singers and dancers from throughout the US and abroad. All programs from the 2012-2013 Arts and Lectures Series at Cheyney University are held on campus and are open to the public.   The Arts & Lecture Series is sponsored by a grant, Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Title III). Tickets for this program are available for advance purchase at http://cheyney.ticketleap.com  
 
Doors open 30 minutes before the event and parking is free. For more information, call 610 399-2365.