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On January 1, 1986, the African American Dance Ensemble (AADE) held its first Kwanzaa Fest in the city of Durham. Celebrating the holiday season and Triangle's diversity, AADE’s annual Kwanzaa celebration is a time to enjoy family, community, and culture. Kwanzaa is a celebration of family, community, and culture, centered on seven basic values as building blocks for peace and progress within neighborhoods. This year the African American Dance Ensemble will host two days of Kwanzaa. 

  • December 28th - Ujima @ C3 at the Venue (5291 Capital Blvd. Raleigh, NC). The doors will open to the public at 4:00 pm and the performances will begin at 5:00 pm.


  • January 1st - Imani @ The Historic Durham Armory (220 Foster Street Durham NC). The doors will open to the public at noon and the performances will begin at 2:00 pm.


Both events are FREE and open to the public


In celebration of these principles, we will have health screenings, a Marketplace featuring local

businesses, artists, and community groups, kids’ activities, face painting, and a Raffle to benefit

the Davis-Williams scholarship fund. The scholarship is awarded to a youth that is interested in

the Performing ARTS and desires to learn their craft and pursue the Art of dance and or

teaching. Along with GREAT food and plenty of dance. Honoring our veterans, helping our

Homeless and dancing for peace.


Partners – Individual & Corporate

  • Choose your level of Partnership

    • Platinum – $5000.00 +

    • Diamond – $3000.00 – 4999.99

    • Gold – $1000.00 – 2999.99

    • Silver – $500.00 – 999.99

On behalf of the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Council of Elders, and members of AADE, we thank you in advance for your donation. Should you have any questions or would like more information, please give us a call at 919-560-2729 or by email at



Demetrius R. Holder

Program Director

Dr. B. Angeloe Burch, Sr.

Executive Director

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