Bridging the Divide
Hayti Heritage Center’s Annual Kwanzaa
Friday, December 26th, 2014
The Hayti Heritage Center hosts its annual *Kwanzaa Celebration. Umoja is Swahili for Unity, the focus of this year’s event. Zayd Malik Shakur will lead dynamic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Evening performances and activities include African diasporic music and dance from B Shak Rhythm & Soul, Collage Dance Company, The Magic of African Rhythm, and BUMP The Triangle. Interactive workshops for children, families, and seniors beginning at 5pm. Food, clothing, jewelry, and art available at the Marketplace. Suggested donation $1 kids/seniors, $3 adults; no one will be turned away.
Early browsing is encouraged at the African-style Marketplace showcasing original artwork by local artists, black books, clothing, jewelry, and so much more!
Dinner plates from a variety of local food vendors catering to an array of dietary preferences will be sold in the “food court”.
Intergenerational Workshop designed to connect community across generations
Ages: Preteens to Seniors 5 – 6pm
African Diasporic Music Education Workshop with BUMP: The Triangle
Children 5 and up unless accompanied by an adult 5 – 6pm
DOORS OPEN 5PM
FOOD COURT 5PM UNTIL
CEREMONIES AND PERFORMANCES 7PM-8PM
SUGGESTED DONATION $1.00 CHILDREN; $3.00 ADULTS
No one is turned away!!!!!
PLEASE CONTACT: Aya Shabu: firstname.lastname@example.org Hayti Heritage Center: 919-683-1709 OR email@example.com
*Kwanzaa is a 7-day celebration of family, community, and culture observed from December 26 through January 1. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase, “matunda ya kwanza” which translates in Swahili as “first fruits”. Started in 1969 by Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa is centered around seven basic African values, The Nguzo Sabua, which in Swahili translates to The Seven Principles. For more information on Kwanzaa please visit the Official Kwanzaa Website: http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml