Dende Macedo & Ologunde - Hancock, NY

Ologunde celebrates the rich Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, Bahia through a diverse repertoire of music, dance, and martial arts. 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.

Ologundeperforms a diverse repertoire which includes the rituals associated with candomblé, a synthesis of the Yoruba and Catholic religions; the breathtaking capoeira martial arts dance; maculêlê, a warrior dance which utilizes sticks and machetes and was originally created in the sugar cane fields by slaves; and the exhilarating samba de roda, which can be traced back to the semba of Angola.

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Latitude: 41.954616 Longitude: -75.28146 Elevation: 922 ft
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Event Dates

8/3/2018 – 8/3/2018

Admission Fee


Ages Event is Appropriate For

All Ages

Accessibility Notes

Fully Accessible

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