Kwanza celebration held Sunday

Ujamaa to be focus of celebration

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DETROIT - The Kwanza celebration will be held Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Kwanza, an annual celebration that honors seven life defining principles found in African traditions by Dr. Maulana Karenga, will cover all principles, but will focus on Ujamaa, cooperative economics.

The celebration will have music, fashion, visual art, photography and Khary Frazier, a Detroit-based hip-hop artist, will hold his first hip-hop performance in two years anchored by a live band.

Frazier is a creator of community events and uses his music as a social platform for change.

A fashion show of African wears will also be presented by Sankofa Arts, as well as a collection of Devin Laster's art.

The celebration will feature food from Taste of Ethiopia. An open forum will also be held about family building and development.

Below is the schedule of events:

  • Doors Open 5:00PM
  • Visual Art Display by Devin Laster 5:00 - 5:45PM
  • Welcome to the CHWMAAH & Kwanzaa by Yolanda Jack 6:00 - 6:05PM
  • African Drumming by Timbuktu Academy 6:05 - 6:10PM
  • Libations by Elizabeth Whittaker 6:10 - 6:15PM
  • Fashion Show by Sankofa Arts 6:15 - 6:35PM
  • Presentation of the Nguzo Saba by Boys to Books 6:35 - 6:45PM
  • Discussion of the Nguzo Saba by Sterling Toles 6:45 - 6:55PM
  • Performance by Khary WAE Frazier 6:55 - 7:15PM
  • Harambee by Khary WAE Frazier 7:15 - 7:20PM
  • Food Tasting by Taste of Ethiopia 7:20 - 8:00PM

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