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Kwanzaa 2019

Part of Kwanzaa

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Linda Humes in a yellow dress and headpiece talking into a microphone

Join us for the Museum's annual Kwanzaa festival, a celebration of African-American heritage that is rooted in seven core principles known as Nguzo Saba, which promote unity, culture, and community development. Kwanzaa is hosted by Linda H. Humes, scholar and storyteller.

The festival will feature a local artisan marketplace, and a special performance by Obediah Wright's Balance Dance Theatre, "Tap, Swing, Gospel and Sing: A Salute to African-American History and the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance." Expect drum calls, tap dancing, spirituals, jazz, and spoken word at this multi-generational celebration of life.

Schedule

Performances at Noon and 3 pm

Opening

Discover the core values of Kwanzaa with Dr. Linda H. Humes, founder of Yaffa Cultural Arts, Inc., and master drummers Sanga of the Valley and Lee Anet Noble.

Tap, Swing, Gospel and Sing: A Salute to African-American History

Obediah Wright's Balance Dance Theatre presents a multi-disciplinary show celebrating African-American history and the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. Expect drum calls, tap dancing, spirituals, jazz, and spoken word at this multi-generational celebration of life.

Local Artisan Marketplace

Honor the principle of Cooperative Economics in a lively marketplace featuring Harlem-based artisans and entrepreneurs.

Support for Kwanzaa 2019 is provided, in part, by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. and the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt.

Kwanzaa 2019 is co-presented by Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group.

The Kwanzaa 2019 marketplace is organized by the Harlem Arts Alliance.