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O Kwanzaa: Celebrate at the Museum 12/28

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Join us this Saturday, 12/28, for the Museum’s 35th annual Kwanzaa celebration!

Hosted by storyteller Linda Humes, the festivities will include family-friendly activities, live performances, and an international marketplace. The Supremes from the Broadway hit Motown the Musical make a special appearance.

Back by popular demand, Oscar-nominated youth ensemble IMPACT Repertory Theatre, with Ugandan poet Emilia Ottoo, opens 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 his landmark film, narrated by Maya Angelou, “The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration,” followed by a special encore screening and book signing of his new memoir, Buck.

MK Asante
Photo by Lee Steffen

Kwanzaa is free for Members or with Museum admission. Learn more.