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Celebrating Afro-Brazilian Dance and Percussion

Esperanza to Host Afro-Brazilian Dance and Percussion Ensemble, Ologunde, at Teatro Esperanza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, PA – April 1, 2019. Ologunde celebrates the rich Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, Bahia through a diverse repertoire of music, dance and martial arts. Comprised of Brazilians living in the United States and Brazil, the ensemble includes former members of world-renowned music and dance troupes under the direction of master Afro-Brazilian percussionist Dendê Macêdo. There will be an audience Q&A immediately following the performance.

WHO:  OLOGUNDE AFRO-BRAZILIAN DANCE AND PERCUSSION
WHAT: NORTH PHILADELPHIA THEATER, TEATRO ESPERANZA, TO HOST AFRO-BRAZILIAN DANCE AND PERSUSSION ENSEMBLE, OLOGUNDE.
WHERE: 4261 NORTH 5TH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19140. TEATRO ESPERANZA, ESPERANZA ARTS CENTER.
WHEN: 2:00 PM (DOORS OPEN AT 1:30 PM). SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

  • BILL RHOADS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ESPERANZA ARTS CENTER
  • OLOGUNDE PERFORMERS UPON REQUEST

Click here to purchase tickets. For media inquiries, contact Joy Huertas at (215) 324-0746 ext. 480 or at jhuertas@esperanza.us.

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About Esperanza. Esperanza is a national non-profit organization founded in 1986 by Rev. Luis Cortés Jr., and the Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity with the biblical mandate to serve and advocate for “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40). Beginning with a local initiative, with programs targeted to address the unmet needs of North Philadelphia’s Hispanic community, Rev. Cortés is now sought by national and international leaders alike on issues of economic and workforce development, housing, immigration, and education. Under his leadership, Esperanza has grown from a small operation to a $40 million organization with more than 450 employees. Visit www.esperanza.us or follow us on social media @esperanza_us on Twitter and Instagram, EsperanzaUSA on Facebook and Esperanza US on YouTube.

About Esperanza Arts Center (EAC). Guided by Esperanza’s core values of faith, integrity, and excellence, EAC is the hub for Latino performing arts in the Philadelphia region, spotlighting the rich spectrum of traditions from Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as other cultures from around the world, creating positive transformational experiences for students, families, and attendees of all ages through the arts. For more information visit www.esperanzaartscenter.us

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