Hayti Legacy Kwanzaa 2019

It’s beautiful… It reminds me of home in Africa. It is a way to celebrate my culture… Just the drumming and the music, it reminds me of home. – Pearl Forbes, Liberian native

Hayti Kwanzaa Table 2015 created by Baba Chuck Davis

Hayti Kwanzaa Table 2015 created by Baba Chuck Davis

Hayti Legacy Kwanzaa kicks off the week-long Kwanzaa festivities in the Triangle. Kwanzaa is a 7-day celebration of family, community, and culture observed from December 26 through January 1.

Co-sponsors – The Magic of African Rhythm and Hayti Heritage Center – bring the community together under Kwanzaa’s first day and principle – Umoja – Ki-Swahili for Unity. The day-long celebration features a documentary film showing, interactive activities for families, and evening performances. See Kwanzaa Across the Triangle page for more information and a listing of Kwanzaa events throughout the Triangle.

WHO: Children, Adults, Seniors

WHAT: Hayti Kwanzaa– family-friendly African-American cultural celebration

WHEN: Thursday December 26th, 2019 1pm – 9:00pm

WHERE: Hayti Heritage Center 804 Old Fayetteville St. Durham, NC 27701

HOW MUCH: Suggested donation of $1 for children and seniors, $3 for adults; No one will be turned away




Film Showing

African Marketplace     clothing, crafts, food, books, and MORE

Cultural Arts Sampler           20 minute sampler classes for kids and adults offered by local artists and instructors

Chess Village– Chess fun facilitated by Coach Eric Zeigler

Candle Lighting Ceremony hosted by Zayd Malik Shakur

Performances music, dance, fun!