37th Annual Kwanzaa Fest


                                                                                                 Join the African American Dance Ensemble on January 1, 2023, for its 37th annual                                                                                                               Kwanzaa celebration. Observing the principle Imani, which means Faith. To believe with                                                                                                     all our hearts in our people and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.


                                                                                                The doors will open to the public at noon and the performances will begin at 2:00                                                                                                              pm at the historic Durham Armory. Kwanzaa appeals to a diverse audience, as AADE                                                                                                          seeks to preserve and promote the fine traditions of African and African American dance                                                                                                  and music to the broad community. We also have a Children’s village with a drumming class and the first one hundred children will receive a “Davis goodie” bag filled with educational materials, toys, and coupons from local businesses. The gathering is both an open market for vendors and a performing arts concert. The concert is filled with dancing, singing, poetry, and more. In honor of Baba Chuck Davis donated canned foods and toiletry items will be given to a local non-profit.

PERFORMERS: If you are interested in performing at Together at Kwanzaa, we want you to be part of this celebration. Please reach out to us at our email

VENDORS: If you are interested in being a vendor, you can fill out the agreement below. The cost per table is $70.00, ALL FEES MUST BE PAID in advance. For more information, please visit our "VENDOR" tab. Cost can be paid via PayPal by clicking the link If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check or money order, you can make it payable to The African American Dance Ensemble with your online application email confirmation to:


Durham Armory

220 Foster Street

Durham, NC 27701

African American Dance Ensemble
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Photo Credit: Juan Richardson