Arts Education

Dendê & Band

Arrastão do Dendê

Mamadêlê Productions is an organization which produces performances, classes and trips which deal directly with the culture of Bahia, Brazil. Primarily working with our four performance groups organizing performances and educational initiatives, we seek to educate the American public of the diversity and energy found in the music and dance of Bahia.

Our groups include Dende & Band (Afro-Brazilian funk), Ologunde (Afro-Brazilian folkloric music, dance and martial arts), Arrastao do Dende (massive percussion group). Our educational programs are led by Dende Macedo (master Afro-Brazilian percussionist) and Cleonice Fonseca (master Afro-Brazilian dancer).