Dear African Dance & Drum Community,
Saturday, Oct. 20 th
Location and Tickets
Media Contact: Marsha MacEachern ( firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-736-4203) Ticket Information: 781-736-3400 (option 5)
The concert is part of Brandeis' MusicUnitesUS: World Music Concert Series. This popular series invites audiences from the Boston area and beyond to experience world cultures through the universal narrative of music. Judith Eissenberg, MusicUnitesUS founder and director, says this is an evening "not to be missed."
"I've seen Ologundê -- the embodiment of tradition and history through their performance is eloquent and deeply moving," Eissenberg said. "The sheer beauty of the costumes and expressivity of the dance is a feast for the eyes and soul, and then of course, there is the capoeira!" She describes this dance as a combination of break dance, acrobatics and ballet, which is a "dazzling display of physical artistry that will leave you gasping."
Ologundê, which ranges from 8-15 members, is comprised of Brazilians living in the United States and Brazil. The group includes former members of world-renowned music and dance troupes and is under the direction of noted percussionist Dendê from the famed Timbalada band. The ensemble has performed throughout the United States 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.