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Spirit of Uganda

March 16

To the melodic tones of standing drums, dramatic choreography and gorgeous call-and-response vocals, Spirit of Uganda returns to the Annenberg Center and brings to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. Ambassadors for Uganda’s 2.4 million orphans, the company’s 22 vibrant performers, ages 8-18, personify the resilience and promise of Africa’s next generation as they promote awareness of Uganda’s dual crises—AIDS and civil war—and raise funds to support their homeland. Don’t miss this inspiring and energetic group as they “invigorate the stage with that elusive thing called joy” (New York Times).

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Friday, March 16 @ 7:30 PM

Venue: Zellerbach Theatre

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Pre-show Artists & Audiences Changing Lives Chat
March 16 @ 6:30 PM

Join us for a pre-show Artists & Audiences Changing Lives chat featuring:
Alexis Hefley, Founder and President, Empower African Children
Rukia Nalwoga, Spirit of Uganda company’s Ugandan teacher
Kevin Burns, Executive Director, ActionAIDS Philadelphia


Moderated by Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D., Associate Director, Penn’s African Studies Center, this chat will focus on AIDS relief as both a global and local issue. This event will take place in Room 511 on the Upper Mezzanine.


This performance is part of the
Annenberg Center’s African Roots Series.
This performance is part of the Artists & Audiences
Changing Lives program. Click here to learn more.
Media support for the Annenberg Center’s 11/12 African
Roots series provided by The Philadelphia Tribune.


This tour of Spirit of Uganda is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


The performance is supported in part by the University of Pennsylvania Office of the Provost’s Interdisciplinary Arts Fund.

This performance is part of One Book, One Philadelphia.


Photo credit: Dan Ozminkowski

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