Kwanzaa Time is Here!
Kwanzaa is a spiritual, festive and joyous celebration of the oneness and goodness of life, which claims no ties with any religion. The focus of Kwanzaa is centered around the seven principles (Nguzo Saba) with particular emphasis on the unity of our Black families. It is a time for gathering of our families, and for a rededication to manifesting the principles of Kwanzaa (Nguzo Saba) as a way of life for Black Americans.
The SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF KWANZAA ARE:
UMOJA (UNITY) (oo-MOE-jah)
KUJICHAGULIA (SELF DETERMINATION) (koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-ah)
UJIMA (COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY) (oo-JEE-mah)
UJAMAA (COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS) (oo-JAH-mah)
NIA (PURPOSE) (nee-AH)
KUUMBA (CREATIVITY) (koo-OOM-bah)
IMANI (FAITH) (ee-MAH-nee)
(Visit HERE for more information on the Nguzo Saba)
KWANZAA, the African-American cultural holiday conceived and developed by Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga, was first celebrated on December 26, 1966. Kwanzaa is traditionally celebrated from December 26 through January 1, with each day focused on Nguzo Saba, or the seven principles. Derived from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza" which means "first fruits", Kwanzaa is rooted in the first harvest celebrations practiced in various cultures in Africa.
Liberated Muse member--DC-based soul singer, Afi Soul --will be having a Kwanzaa celebration during this holiday. The event is FREE and will take place at the Artmosphere Cafe this Sunday, December 28th. The Artmosphere is located at 3311 Rhode Island Avenue, Mt. Ranier, MD. Doors open at 7. Performers include Sol Elder, Farafina Khan and, of course, Afi Soul! For more information, contact Afi thru the Liberated Muse network or email her @ email@example.com.
GET YOUR FREE KWANZAA SONG!!
You can get a complimentary version of the song "Kwanzaa Time" by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can hear the song in its entiriety on the main page of the Liberated Muse network.
KWANZAA ACTIVITY WITH THE FAMILY:
Click Here to get a FREE CRAFT ACTIVITY to do with the family. Make an UMOJA WREATH!