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Kwanzaa 2014: Our Brightest Lights

Part of Kwanzaa

Saturday, December 27

Savion Glover Kwanzaa 2014
Photo courtesy of Savion Glover Productions

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.

Kwanzaa 2014 They Are We
Credit: Sergio Leyva Seiglie / They Are We

Film Screenings: THEY ARE WE
Kaufmann Theater
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!

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.