KWANZAA 2014: Our Brightest Lights
December 27, 2014
Kwanzaa shines brightly at the Museum! Join the Museum’s 36th annual Kwanzaa celebration to experience the rich traditions of Kwanzaa and honor the holiday’s seven guiding principles. Featuring Tony Awardwinning tap virtuoso Savion Glover, Artistic Director of Yaffa Cultural Arts Linda Humes, Master drummer Sanga of the Valley, and the Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem.
Please Note: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Film Screenings: THEY ARE WE
1:45 and 4:30 pm
Can a family separated by the transatlantic slave trade for 170 years sing and dance its way back together? They Are We (2014), a film by Emma Christopher, academic historian, writer and anti-slavery campaigner who is on the faculty at the University of Sydney, tells the story of survival against the odds and how determination and shared humanity can triumph over the bleakest of histories. Special introduction by H.E.A. Missouri Sherman-Peter, Permanent Observer of the Caribbean Community to the United Nations (CARICOM). Languages featured: English, English Subtitles, Gbande + Kono, Krio, Mende and Spanish. Q&A to follow with cultural anthropologist Monique Scott and acclaimed photographer Delphine Fawundu. Popcorn included!
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Watch the trailer for They Are We:
Support for Celebrate Culture programs 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 Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.
KWANZAA 2014: OUR BRIGHTEST LIGHTS and HERE WE STAND: HONOR BLACK HISTORY are co-presented by Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group.
KWANZAA 2014: OUR BRIGHTEST LIGHTS tasting experience is brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
The Kwanzaa marketplace is organized by the Harlem Arts Alliance.
Savion Glover and Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring ‘da Funk at the Tony Awards.
President Clinton introduces Savion Glover at the White House.
See the one, the only tap-dancing sensation Savion Glover on Dancing with the Stars here.
Sesame Street’s Snuffleupagus raps and taps with Savion Glover! Check it out here.
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February 21, 2016
The Museum’s Lunar New Year festival celebrates Asian art and culture through contemporary choreography, traditional storytelling, and hands-on activities taught by local artisans.