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Featured band Africa Unplugged brings together the past and the future

DURHAM, NC Wednesday, December 26th, 2018– Hayti Heritage Center and The Magic of African Rhythm host the Hayti Legacy Kwanzaa at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St. Durham, NC 27701. The theme for this year’s festival is New Water from Ancient Wells in recognition and celebration of Durham’s young, gifted and Black millennials innovating on the community’s legacy of culture, entrepreneurship, and activism. Africa Unplugged performs soulful, funky, bluesy dance music.

 

 

The day-long celebration begins with a documentary film showing, followed by The Children’s Village with interactive activities, workshops for elders and adults of all ages, an evening performance, and candle lighting ceremony. Everyone is invited to partake in African Diasporic music, history and culture workshops provided by BUMP: the Triangle; chess with Coach Eric Zeigler; and a sampling of movement and music classes taught by local arts instructors. Featured band Africa Unplugged brings together the past and the future, using traditional instruments to create a contemporary sound. Food, artwork, clothing, books and crafts are plentiful at the African-inspired Marketplace.

The doors open at 1:00 pm. Film showing at 2:00 pm; the Marketplace remains open for the entire day followed by a one-hour Diaspora Arts Sampler at 3:30 pm. The Children’s Village runs from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm alongside workshops for elders and adults of all ages. The Candle Lighting Ceremony and performances begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Magic of African Rhythm’s mission is to connect and reconnect to traditional African culture and values.The St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation is committed to the Hayti Heritage Center, the former St. Joseph’s AME Church, a National Historic Landmark, as a cultural and economic anchor to the greater Durham community.  St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit, charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. For more information, please call Teli Shabu, 919-638-8221, email: shabufam@gmail.com or visit their website at  https://tmoar.wordpress.com/ or The Hayti Heritage Center (919) 683-1709 or visit their website at http://hayti.org/.

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KWANZAA ACROSS THE TRIANGLE CALENDAR

UMOJA-UNITY

Tuesday December 26th 1-9:00pm HAYTI LEGACY KWANZAA Hayti Heritage Center 804 Old Fayetteville St. Durham

KUJICHAGULIA-SELF-DETERMINATION

Wednesday December 27th 5-7pm COMMUNITY KARAMU W.D Hill Center 1308 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707

UJIMA-COLLECTIVE WORKS AND RESPONSIBILITY

Thursday December 28th 6-8pm ST. SYA ACADEMY KWANZAA W.D Hill Recreational Center 1308 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707

UJAAMA-COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS

Friday December 29th 11-5 pm 23 ANNUAL KWANZAA CELEBRATION Cary Arts Center 101 Dry Avenue Cary

NIA-PURPOSE

Saturday December 30th 3-5pm KWANZAA CELEBRATION Holton Resource and Career Center 401 N. Driver St. Durham

KUUMBA-CREATIVITY

Sunday December 31st 3-8pm COMMUNITY KWANZAA CELEBRATION Fruit of Labor World Cultural Center, 4200 Lake Ridge Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604

IMANI-FAITH

Monday Jan. 1st 10:30am – 5:00pm KWANZAAFEST Walltown Park Recreation Center 1308 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27705

 

 

 

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Hayti’s Harvest: 2017 Kwanzaa Talent!

PERFORMERS

16 year old tapper Jabu Graybeal

JABU GRAYBEAL is a 16 year old dancer from Pittsboro NC. He has been a member of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble directed by Gene Medler for the past 7 years.  This summer Jabu was accepted to study at the tap dance program at Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts and was the first tapper to be accepted by the Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival. He was featured in the December 2017 issue of Dance Spirit magazine as one of five up and coming tap dancers to watch out for. Jabu has performed with several local artists including Pierce Freelon and The Beast, and jazz trumpeter Al Strong. 

 

 

 

 

Shana Tucker

SHANA TUCKER
ChamberSoul cellist & singer-songwriter. Weaver of melodic, rhythmic song-story tapestries. Jazz and 80’s music lover. Recording artist. Teaching artist. Arts in Education advocate. Artist fellow. Grant recipient. Improvisor. Collaborator. Community Conduit. — shanatucker.com

 

 

 

 

 

DARRELL STOVER – poet, cultural historian, science communicator, and public intellectual has a long record of community building through direct action, performance, teaching, documenting, and celebrating African diasporic heritage and struggle. His most popular class at North Carolina State University is Black Popular Culture: From the Blues to Afrofuturism. His favorite word is the Kwanzaa principle “KUJICHAGULIA” – Self Determination.

 

 

ALEX WEISS & DIFFERENT DRUM is a versatile ensemble, based in Raleigh/Durham North Carolina, that takes the rich ethnic sounds of Africa & Latin America and blends them with original compositions & jazz standards.

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Where will YOU be this Kwanzaa Season?

KWANZAA ACROSS THE TRIANGLE 2017 EVENTS

Teli Shabu dancing

Teli Shabu to perform at Hayti Kwanzaa 2013

UMOJA-UNITY

Tuesday December 26th 1-9:00pm HAYTI LEGACY KWANZAA Hayti Heritage Center 804 Old Fayetteville St. Durham

KUJICHAGULIA-SELF-DETERMINATION

Wednesday December 27th 5-7pm COMMUNITY *KARAMU W.D Hill Center 1308 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707 *Karmau is “feast”. Bring a potluck dish to share.

UJIMA-COLLECTIVE WORKS AND RESPONSIBILITY

Thursday December 28th 6-8pm ST. SYA ACADEMY KWANZAA W.D Hill Recreational Center 1308 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707

UJAAMA-COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS

Friday December 29th 11-5 pm 23 ANNUAL KWANZAA CELEBRATION Cary Arts Center 101 Dry Avenue Cary

NIA-PURPOSE

Saturday December 30th 3-5pm KWANZAA CELEBRATION Holton Resource and Career Center 401 N. Driver St. Durham

KUUMBA-CREATIVITY

Sunday December 31st 3-8pm COMMUNITY KWANZAA CELEBRATION Fruit of Labor World Cultural Center, 4200 Lake Ridge Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604

IMANI-FAITH

Monday Jan. 1st 10:30am – 5:00pm KWANZAAFEST Walltown Park Recreation Center 1308 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27705

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KWANZAA IS HERE!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DURHAM, NC Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 Hayti Heritage Center and Shabutaso, Inc. host the Hayti Legacy Kwanzaa at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St. Durham, NC 27701. The theme for this year’s celebration is Leadership through Service in remembrance of Baba Chuck Davis’ monumental legacy as a global chief who out-gave with his time, his talent, and his treasure both home and abroad.

The day-long celebration features a documentary film showing, The Children’s Village with interactive activities for families, and evening performances. Everyone is invited to partake in African Diasporic music, history and culture workshops provided by BUMP: the Triangle; chess with Coach Eric Zeigler; and a sampling of martial arts, dance and drum classes taught by local arts instructors. There special performance tributes to Baba Chuck by Alex Weiss & Different Drum, DanceSpirit Magazine’s “next generation of stars” pick Jabu Graybeal, and special guest appear by the always soulful Shana Tucker! This year will mark the first Annual Kwanzaa Youth Essay Contest with performance opportunities and cash and other prizes.  Food, artwork, clothing, books and crafts are plentiful at the African-inspired Marketplace.

The doors open at 1:00pm with the film showing. At 2:00pm the Marketplace opens for the entire day followed by a one-hour Diaspora Arts Sampler at 2:30pm. The Children’s Village runs from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. The Candle Lighting Ceremony and performances begin at 7:00 p.m. Click here for more Kwanzaa Across the Triangle Events.

Shabutaso Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) connecting and reconnecting to traditional African culture and values. The St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation is committed to the Hayti Heritage Center, the former St. Joseph’s AME Church, a National Historic Landmark, as a cultural and economic anchor to the greater Durham community.  St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit, charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. For more information, please call Aya Shabu, 617-959-2076, email: shabufam@gmail.com or The Hayti Heritage Center (919) 683-1709 or visit their website at http://hayti.org/.