Who knew that DC singing soultress Afi Soul was a talented event MC host as well as a dope singer? Well, I didn't and was pleasantly pleased when she hit the stage at last night's Kwanzaa celebration held at the sublime artist cafe Artmosphere located in Mt. Rainier, Maryland. With her artistic partner Obi of the House of Ra, Afi hosted a phenomenal Kwanzaa experience that engaged and delighted audience members as the festivities included live performances by several local performers young and old.
(All photos by Khadijah Ali-Coleman & Ben Dawson for MYST Media Solutions, LLC)
The Kwanzaa principle for today is Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), and in the spirit of economic buildng and support, take the time out today to support businesses in your community by donating to allow the business to continue to thrive and enjoy your patronage. You can donate to a website or business of your choice (like http://www.liberatedmuse.com/), an independent artist (like Afi Soul and many of the artists on http://www.liberatedmuse.com/) by purchasing their CD, book or piece of visual art or a brick and mortar business like Artmosphere (http://www.artmospherecafe.com/) whose existence depends on your support.