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Kwanzaa 2013–35th Annual Celebration 

December 28, 2013


Join the Museum’s 35th annual Kwanzaa celebration! Hosted by storyteller Linda Humes, the festivities will include family-friendly activities, exciting raffles, and an international marketplace.  The Supremes from the Broadway Smash hit, Motown the Musical make a special appearance.  Back by popular demand, Oscar-nominated youth ensemble IMPACT Repertory Theatre, with Ugandan poet Emilia Ottoo, helps open the show.  Restoration Dance Theatre Company returns with an eclectic mix of African, Caribbean, jazz, and modern dances. Balance Dance Theatre, led by acclaimed choreographer Obediah Wright, performs. Bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker MK Asante introduces a special screening of his landmark film, narrated by Maya Angelou, “The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration,” followed by a book signing of his new memoir, Buck

Download the full program of events:

Watch this video to learn more about the Museum's celebration of Kwanzaa.

Click here to view the Balance Dance Theater Reel on YouTube.

Click here to view IMPACT Repertory Theatre performing “POLITIX” at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on YouTube.

Click here to view the official book trailer for Buck: A Memoir by MK Asante.

Click here to enjoy The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration trailer on YouTube.

Click here to view our selection of vendors for this year's international marketplace.

For more information on Kwanzaa, visit:

Support for Kwanzaa 2013! is provided, in part, by the Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt, and the Weinig Foundation.

Kwanzaa 2013–35th Anniversary Celebration is co-presented by Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group.

The Kwanzaa marketplace is organized by the Harlem Arts Alliance.

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