Every year The Magic of African Rhythm partners with Hayti Heritage Center to organize the annual Hayti Legacy Kwanzaa.

Harambee fists high with pride at Holton Kwanzaa.

Teli Shabu’s drum students with Harambee fists held high with pride at Holton Kwanzaa.


DURHAM, NC Thursday, December 26th, 2019 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 day-long celebration features a documentary film showing, The Children’s Village

Baba Shabu, TMOAR co-founder (front row 2nd from left) sharing Adinkra with teachers, turned 90 in Liberia, West Africa this year!

with interactive activities for families, and evening performances. Everyone is invited to partake in African Diasporic music, history and culture workshops; youth chess; and a sampling of movement and music classes taught by local arts instructors. 

The doors open at 1:00pm. Events include a film showing, the Marketplace open for the entire day, Diaspora Arts Sampler. The Children’s Village, Candle Lighting Ceremony and performances! Click here for more Kwanzaa Across the Triangle Events.

The Magic of African Rhythm’s mission is of 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: or The Hayti Heritage Center (919) 683-1709 or visit their website at


1 thought on “KWANZAA 2019”

  1. Hope you have a wonderful time !


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