Ramesu Society International, Inc.

The Cultural Heritage and Arts Initiatives

A 501(c)(3), Not-For-Profit, Religious, Spiritual, Educational, and Charitable Organization.

The Cultural Programming and Advisory Board (CPAB)

The CPAB (i.e., Cultural Programming and Advisory Board) is the Council that maintains and provides African-centered Cultural, Arts, and Historical initiatives. The CPAB is comprised by the leaders of the Malidelphia Performance Arts and Studios, Emissaries of the Ancestors Drum Troupes and Aurchestra, Black Women’s Emphasis Celebrations, Black Men’s Symposia, Black Arts Festivals, Black History Month events, and African Consciousness Celebrations.

The Malidelphia Performance Arts and Studios

Malidelphia is a folkloric performance-art ensemble that serves to create a bridge between African immigrant and African-American communities through traditional and contemporary songs, dance, music, masquerade, and folklore. Comprised of African and African American professional artists, singers, dancers, and folklorists. Our work is inspired by Ira Bond and his multiple experiences in Mali, West Africa while growing up in Philadelphia. Malidelphia will bring established Malian and Philadelphian musicians together to create an original performing arts project that celebrates both traditional and modern styles of music and dance.

The name “Malidelphia” refers to the connection between Malian and Philadelphian cultural art forms such as Jazz, Blues, Afropop, Hip-Hop and traditional and contemporary percussion. The project showcases the underlying similarities in the artistic expression of people of African descent. By utilizing the kora, the balaphone, percussive instruments, vocals, and chants, we have created a montage of expressions for our professional performing artists to showcase the unique urban and traditional sounds and movement that create the “Malidelphia” style. This project is needed as a way for African and African American populations to communicate, find commonalities, and enjoy shared musical lineages. Please also visit us at ...


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