THE IRUKE PROJECT
The Iruke Project is a nonprofit multimedia production company that explores social justice and builds sustainable communities through theater, dance, music and film. The Project was founded in 2009 by Artistic Director Butterfly Williams.
"Iruke" is the Yoruba word for "fly whisk." (It's pronounced "uh-ROO-kay.") African tribal chiefs would swat away flies with an iruke as they conducted the people's business. Irukes are also associated with the deities of the Yoruba called the Orishas. An iruke is a humble symbol for SOUL POWER.
The Iruke Project is fiscally sponsored by Independent Arts & Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Visit Artsandmedia.net.