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Virtual: Dance Theater - "The Story of Kwanzaa" by Dance Afrikana

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Music, Performances

Program Description


Led by an African griot (storyteller), this performance will explore the African American and Pan-African holiday of Kwanzaa. Through dance, the performers will portray the story of traditional first-fruits celebrations in Africa.

They will also theatrically show the Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa, which are values of African culture that contribute to building and reinforcing community among African-Americans.

Led by artistic director Lindsay Gary, Dance Afrikana is a professional dance company that exists to celebrate Africa and the African Diaspora by connecting the worlds of traditional and contemporary African and Diaspora dance. Founded in 2016, the group has performed dances of the Diaspora throughout the cities of Houston, New York City, New Orleans, and Dallas.

This event is made possible by Young Audiences of Houston.

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