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Based in Philadelphia, Kulu Mele has been a highly regarded cultural institution in the Delaware Valley for nearly 50 years. Kulu Mele’s performance repertoire features authentic, traditional dance and drumming from West Africa, Cuba and Brazil, as well as contemporary American hip hop. Kulu Mele serves thousands of Philadelphia school children annually. Founded in 1969 by Baba Robert Crowder, Kulu Mele has been led by artistic director Dorothy Wilkie for more than 25 years

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Dear PHILO Project Clients, Friends and Supporters,


Effective May 1, 2019 The PHILO Project will be accepting no new applications.

That’s right. PHILO is shutting down.


The past six years have been great! I’ve enjoyed meeting wonderful, generous people in greater Philadelphia’s small nonprofit community; people who are doing many great things to make our region better - and shooting and editing what I consider to be some pretty good videos.

So why am I doing this? READ ON..