Kwanzaa Celebration 2014
Rejoice in Kwanzza with this festive building-wide celebration. Experience the infectious energy of Sankofa Dance Theater and the musical talents of the Uncle Devin Show. Enjoy African dancing and drumming performances, storytelling, craft activities and a community talk on self-determination. Purchase souvenirs from the African Marketplace of community vendors. All activities are centered around the Kwanzaa principle, Kujichagulia (self-determination). Special admission $5.
Come out and be entered to win a roundtrip flight, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, Official Airline of the museum. Drawing to be held at the event. Must be present and at least 18 years old to win.
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12pm Drum Call, Kwanzaa Lighting Ceremony, Kwanzaa Story
12pm - 1pm
Enjoy an exhibition gallery walk of Struggle: Portraits of Civil Rights and Black Power with the photographer J.M. Giordano
12pm - 3:30pm
Create a Kwanzaa banner with African proverbs and other craft projects with community artist Sallah Jenkins of Baltimore Clayworks
12pm - 4pm
Purchase souvenirs from our African Marketplace of community vendors
12:45pm Indigo Magic
A performance celebrating the change and transition that comes from self-determination through drum, dance and folklore. Curated by Kibibi Ajanku; Artistic Director, Salim Ajanku; Musical Director, Jumoke Ajanku
1:30pm Panel Discussion: Self- Determination and Beyond, What it Means and Looks Like in Baltimore
Panelists: Changa Onyango , Olu Busoloa Moon, Inhotep Faitu and Derrick Chase.
1:30 & 3pm Drum Tales
Learn about the principles of Kwanzaa through music with Uncle Devin. The Uncle Devin Show @ Culture Kingdom is a live, interactive musical experience for children by renowned drummer Devin Walker that uses percussion instruments to cultivate their minds - a dynamic cross between Fat Albert and Schoolhouse.
2pm Oral Traditions: “Who I Be” Poetry Workshop
Poetically and lyrically defining ourselves and speaking for ourselves, participants will band together and create with a lot of alliteration unapologetically in the prevalent around-the-way speak. Join Olu Butterfly, director of Poetry for the People Baltimore for this interactive poetry session.
2:30 pm Drum Call, Kwanzaa Lighting Ceremony, Kwanzaa Story (Encore Presentation)
3:15 pm Indigo Magic (Encore Presentation)