Afro-Brazilian Music, Dance and Martial Arts
Ologundê ensemble celebrates the rich Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, Bahia through a diverse repertoire of music, dance and martial arts. In workshops, assemblies and residency programs, Ologundê delivers 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.
Pennsylvania Curriculum Standards
(A=Assembly; W=Workshop; R=Residency)
9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts A, W, R
9.2 Historical and Cultural Contexts A, W, R
15.4 Learning Through Experience W, R
25.3 Pro-Social Relationships with Adults W, R
25.4 Pro-Social Relationships with Peers W, R
Art Form(s): Music, Spoken Word/Literary Arts
Instrument(s): Voice, Percussion
Assembly, Workshop, and Residency Offerings
Ologundê performs a diverse repertoire which includes the rituals associated with candomblé, a synthesis of the Yoruba and Catholic religions in which various orixás (gods) are invoked; the breathtaking capoeira martial arts dance; and the exhilarating samba de roda, the most traditional form of the inconic samba tradition which can be traced back to the semba of Angola.
Best for Grades: ELC K-5 6-8 9-12 Special Needs
Also available as a Workshop or Residency!
The US-based Ologundê ensemble 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 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.
Joined Musicopia: 2021