41st Annual Kwanzaa Celebration – Umoja
WorldBeat Cultural Center Presents
41st Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
A Reunion and Healing For Our Community
WorldBeat Cultural Center will be celebrating its 39th Annual Celebration with 4 of the 7 days of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is an African American Holiday celebrated from the 26th of December to the 1st of January. This year, December 26th, marks the 53rd anniversary of the Kwanzaa holiday (1966-2016) created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to celebrate and reaffirm family, community, and culture.
Stay tuned for more information on our special guests and planned activities.
In addition, each day will feature Ceremonial candle lighting and libation with live Drumming Kwanzaa, Poetry reading by Johnnierenee Nia Nelson, Karamu – the traditional feast ( FREE vegetarian African American soul food).
*We’re asking everyone to please wear their masks
1:30pm – Doors open (Kwanzaa Gallery opening tour)
2:00pm – Drum Call
2:15pm – Introduction / Libations
2:30pm – Mariea Antoinette
3:00pm – Kwanzaa Poems by Johnnierenee
3:10pm – Junkyard Dance Crew
3:40pm – Children’s Wiz Performance
4:25pm – Candle Lighting Ceremony (Children)
4:40pm – Harambe (All together!)