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Kwanzaa 2016: Songs for the Soul

Part of Kwanzaa

Ruben Studdard
Photo credit: Phillip Douglas courtesy of B!Ent

American Idol champion Ruben Studdard ushers in a year of faith, love, and unity when he makes his Museum debut in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Hosted by Dr. Linda H. Humes, Museum festivities kick off with an international marketplace and a dynamic opening performance by students from the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music

View the program for the day here:

Be inspired by Ruben Studdard’s debut single, Flying Without Wings:


Sing-along to the “Velvet Teddy Bear’s” signature stylings of the Luther Vandross classic, Superstar:


Support for Kwanzaa 2016: Songs for the Soul is provided, in part, by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; the Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation; and the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt.
Kwanzaa 2016: Songs for the Soul is co-presented by Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group.

The Kwanzaa marketplace is organized by the Harlem Arts Alliance.

Special Thanks: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Paper Source, and Westside Market NYC.