Mamadele Productions was founded in New York City in 2001. With more than 19 years of producing and presenting performances and educational programs disseminating Afro-Brazilian culture, our performing groups have appeared on stages through the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. These have included Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Juilliard, the Eastman School of Music and the Peabody Conservatory among many other prestigious institutions.
Having relocated to Philadelphia in April 2014, we established a non-profit organization in Philadelphia in 2017 to further our mission. Through performances, educational programs, residencies, assemblies and workshops we seek to introduce Afro-Brazilian music, dance and martial arts to communities throughout Philadelphia and beyond.
Through our performances in Greater Philadelphia, we reach audiences of Brazilophiles and those interested in or curious about music. Our master artists, born and raised in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, uniquely bring to the region a deep knowledge and experience of Afro-Brazilian music and dance, and they have decades of experience teaching and performing in these traditions.
Most important, we have embraced Philadelphia as our home, and we have committed to maintaining of our performance and educational programming in the city. We believe that our continued strong international reputation is critical to our impact with the community here and helps validate our message to them about the importance and value of the Afro-Brazilian culture and traditions.
We are grateful to our funders and supporters for helping us to sustain this vital programming.
This project was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency