Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Kwanzaa! 2011 from the Bronzeville Arts Blog!

Celebration of the First Fruits - KWANZAA

Hartzell Church Harvest Festival in Bronzeville

The Nguzu Saba - The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa National Stamp issued 2011 USPO


Places to celebrate KWANZAA in Bronzeville and in Chicago

Take your family and friends! All are welcome to:

Celebrate...Lighting of the KWANZAA KINARA at the Du Sable Museum

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Malcolm X College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, in the partnership with the Bolozi Wazee/Shule Ya Watoto (Council of Elders)

are hosting the 17th Annual Kwanzaa Observance,

December 26, 2011 to January 1, 2012,

the largest seven‐day celebration of Kwanzaa held at an institution of higher learning in the country.

The week‐long event is free and open to the public and features live entertainment, cultural activities and an African Market.

(Merchandise – 1st Floor and Food court – 2nd Floor).

Doors open 10:00 a.m. daily; program begins at 12:00 p.m.

The 2011 Kwanzaa Observance calendar is the following:

Monday, December 26 ‐ Umoja (Unity)

program begins at Noon; followed by cultural lineup

Najwa Dance Corps

Kwame Steve Cobb and Chavunduka

Charles “Rick” Heath

Tuesday, December 27 – Kujichagulia (Self‐determination)

program begins at Noon

special tribute day to Baba Hannibal Tirus Afrik and Mzee Koumba; followed by cultural lineup

Kaotic Drumline

Walter King Jr. “Spellbinder

Julia Huff

Wednesday, December 28 – Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)

program begins at Noon; Enstoolment of Elders day; followed by cultural lineup

Armen Rah;

Joan Collaso

Thursday, December 29 - Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)

program begins at Noon; followed by cultural lineup

Darrell Wilson “Sax Preacher"

Ayrie King III "Mr. Taps;"

Ugochi Nwangwugwu

Friday, December 30 – Nia (Purpose)

program begins at Noon; followed by cultural lineup

Fred Baker’s West Indian Folk Dance Company

Prince Ravanna Bey/Kerry Wills and the “Thunder Sky Drummers”

Corey Wilkes

Saturday, December 31 – Kuumba (Creativity)

program begins at Noon; followed by cultural lineup

Maggie Brown

Bill McFarland: Ayogele

the Chicago Horns

Sunday, January 1 – Imani (Faith)

program begins at Noon; followed by cultural lineup:

African Fashion Show

(Coordinated by the Monarch Awards Foundation of Xi Nu Omega

Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.);

Dee Alexander

M.A.D.D. Rhythms; Ari Brown Quartet;

Minianka African Dance and Drum Ensemble

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