Program Archives: Summer 2001

Summer 2001 - Philadelphia Folklore Project presents
June 10, 2001
Grays Ferry Stage
23rd and Gray's Ferry Avenue
Noon to 8:00 pm

Kulu Mele African American Dance Ensemble
Ione Nash Dance Ensemble
Eteko Bonyoma Congolese Dance Ensemble
Kormassa Bobo and the Liberian Dance Ensemble
And many other amazing artists

ODUNDE, the Philadelphia Folklore Project, and the Ga-Adangbe Association of Greater Philadelphia are collaborating to feature some Philly Dance Africa performers at our oldest continuously running African American community festival. Come see some of Philadelphia's best dancers bringing traditions of the Diaspora to an ODUNDE stage. The ODUNDE festival begins with a procession to the river at noon in honor of Oshun, followed by African cultural performances all day long on two stages, and a festival marketplace. A Dance Happens Here performance, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and Dance Advance (a grant program funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by the Philadelphia Dance Alliance). For more information: 215-732-8510.

Remembering Philadelphia Tap Legends
A National Tap Dance Day Observance
Sunday, May 27
Jamaican Jerk Hut
1426 South Street
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us at a commemorative gathering to mark the recent passing of tap dance greats Edith Hunt ("Baby Edwards") and Henry Meadows, and to keep alive the memory of Philadelphia tap legends, including Harold Nicholas, Libby Spencer, Dave McHarris and others. Share your memories. And help the PFP, the Mural Arts Program and Tap Team Two think about what kind of mural would make a fitting memorial to Philadelphia's distinguished tap dance history.

Making a Mural About Philly's Tap Legacy
Call for Artists

Announcing a juried competition for the creation of a mural about Philadelphia tap dancers. The competition is open to all artists. The mural will be painted this summer. To apply, call the Philadelphia Folklore Project (215.726.1106) or Mural Arts Program (215.683.3689) for an application form. You will be asked to submit up to 10 slide samples of your work and a drawing or design of an idea for the mural. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2001.

Workshop and Exhibitions

WORKSHOP: Funding for Artists
Saturday, June 9
PFP office
1304 Wharton Street
10:00 am to noon

Get help on your application to the 5-County Arts Fund, or PCA Fellowship or Apprenticeship application. The hands-on workshop focuses on the needs of folk and traditional artists. Follow up on spring introductory workshops. FREE but please RSVP: 215.726.1106.


ODUNDE African American Festival: 20 Years on South Street

Through May 28
Hayti Heritage Center, St. Joseph's Historic Foundation
804 Old Fayetteville St.
Durham, North Carolina 27701
919.683.1709 (

Artists in Exile
Through June 1
The Paul Robeson House
Managed by the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
4951 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mon-Fri 10:00 AM to 6:00 pm
Sat-Sun noon to 2:00 pm