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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: September 26, 2019 10:23 AM
From: Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell
To: All House members
Subject: Recognizing October 18, 2019 as Kùlú Mèlé Day in Pennsylvania
Since its inception in 1969, Kùlú Mèlé has been influential to the Black Arts Movement in Philadelphia. By incorporating the cultures and aesthetic values of the African Diaspora, as well as blends of West African traditions with African American creativity, Kùlú Mèlé presents surreal dance and drum performances that encapsulate African heritage.

As Kùlú Mèlé has been performing for nearly fifty years, they are considered the oldest continually-performing African dance and drum ensemble in the nation. Kùlú Mèlé has remained true to its values and has continually dedicated itself to serving the community by presenting and preserving the culture, dance and music of Africa and its Diaspora.

In an effort to express our gratitude for the diversification Kùlú Mèlé helped establish, as well as its education of African roots and heritage, please join me in recognizing October 18, 2019 as Kùlú Mèlé Day in Pennsylvania.

Introduced as HR562