38th Annual Kwanzaa Fest
UMOJA – (Unity)
Processional AADE, Elders, & Performers
The African American Dance Ensemble, Elders, and performers greets and welcome all to the dancing ground where all important events are presented.
Lift Every Voice & Sing
Introduction of Emcee Dr. B. Angeloe Burch, Sr.
Mrs. Venita Allen
Founding member of the African American Dance Ensemble
KUJICHAGULIA – (Self-Determination)
Mr. Jarret Terry is back with us from Winston-Salem, NC. Now in his 12th year of Gospel Mime, he says, "Serve not to make your name known, but to make God's name known, not to lift yourself up but to life God's name up. Ministry should always be about God and never about you." As God continues to move in his life, he will continue to minister to God's people through mime.
UJIMA – (Collective Work and Responsibility)
Psalmist Danyelle Sanders
UJAMAA – (Cooperative Economics)
Harambee Collective Mime
Created in 2021, by McDaniel Roberts at Community School of Digital and Visual Arts. Currently the team consists of 6-8 members grades 5-7
NIA – (Purpose)
Evin Gibson is an award-winning singer, songwriter, model, and actor with an energetic and mellow vibe. With a smooth vocal style, he fuses Pop with R&B and soul. He has worked with many noted artists throughout the years and has toured the world performing original and classic gems. His plans to make timeless music
KUUMBA – (Creativity)
Our Mission is to preserve and teach traditional African dance, while collaborating with other organizations to sustain our community through research, education, and empowerment. Our Vision is to provide positive opportunities for youth and under-served populations through the Arts to overcome challenges.
IMANI – (Faith)
Founder, Chairman, Creative Coordinator Babadunjo Olagunke', Akoma de Gado means Love of Legacy". We are comprised of dancers, musicians, students, members celebrating the African diaspora - black dance aesthetic, history, customs, culture, tradition, rhythms, songs, telling you about our stories from the African - American perspective and bringing them to you in the 21st century!
Bantaba – Everyone is invited to join!!!