Modupúe | Ibaye: The Philadelphia Yoruba Performance Project at The Barnes

1 Sep 2019
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130


Lela Aisha Jones, Plight Release in the Diasporic Body: Jesus and Egun, 2016. Photo by Scott Shaw.

Intercultural Journeys presents an interactive performance exploring the Yoruba culture of West Africa and the Caribbean, at The Barnes Foundation’s Free First Sunday: African-Caribbean Roots. This performance of Modupúe | Ibaye: The Philadelphia Yoruba Performance Project incorporates a cast of Yoruba-rooted artists, dancers, and musicians who will explore the “diverse expressions of their worldwide diaspora,” describes the Barnes.

Yoruba is a language, culture, spiritual practice, and artistic philosophy with origins in Nigeria and Benin. Intercultural Journeys’ project joins community historians, artists, and spiritual and cultural practitioners in an exploration of the history and contemporary expressions of Yoruba-rooted practices and their role in shaping Philadelphia’s social and cultural landscape.